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News: We are a Flag Disposal Site

Do you have a flag that’s seen better days?  There are right and wrong ways to dispose of them.  One correct (and free) way is to let us do it for you.  We have the honor of taking care of many Veterans here at Charlotte Memorial.  When a Veteran’s family chooses cremation, we ask the family if we can cremate a flag with that veteran.  Sometimes, actually several flags.  We are able to do this because our crematory is right here at the funeral home.  This means that once a loved one is taken into our care, they never leave our care.  So – bring us your flags.  They can be Old Glory, service branch flags, club flags – whatever.  If you are not able to get to us, give a call and we will send someone to you.  Just one more way we would like you to “Discover all the ways we can serve your family”.

News: Drop your old flags in box at museum for veteran cremations

"We started retiring flags at Charlotte Memorial about five years ago. We put up a couple signs in town and we were just overwhelmed; it was unbelievable the amount of flags people were bringing in. When the [Military Heritage] museum moved here, it just seemed a natural extension for the flag retirement program."

That's our own Rick Tuss talking about the great collaboration to help those in our community to retire flags. Thank you to Gary Butler at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda! Click here to read the article for all the information.