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Mesquite, TX – June 12, 2017 – With Flag Day on Wednesday, June 14, the Mesquite Fire Department announced it is collecting worn flags at all their fire stations in participation with the Retired Flag Project. The project collects worn or retired flags and gifts them to veterans, wounded warriors, first responders or anyone that would like to request one. For more information, please contact Mesquite Fire Captain Travis Greenman at (972) 216-6349.
The public may donate flags at Fire Station #1: 410 South Galloway Avenue, Fire Station #2: 4609 Sarazen Drive, Fire Station #3: 3838 Forney Road, Fire Station #4: 816 Rodeo Center Boulevard, Fire Station #5: 2141 North Galloway Avenue, Fire Station #6: 1010 Barnes Bridge Road, Fire Station #7: 1850 Clay Mathis Road.
The Retired Flag Project cleans and folds all donated flags. With the imperfections no longer the focus, each flag receives a special number and information of the date it was folded and the recovery location.