North Shore Bank collecting worn, tattered American flags to benefit Stars & Stripes Honor Flight
BROOKFIELD (WITI) – North Shore Bank has announced it will collect worn and tattered American flags from October 6th to October 25th and will work with the American Legion and local Boy Scouts troops to respectfully dispose of the flags during a Veterans Day flag retirement ceremony in November.
In addition to collecting the flags, this year the bank will donate $1 per flag (up to $1,000) to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which flies local WWII, Korean War and terminally ill veterans from other conflicts to Washington D.C. to visit their respective memorials. The bank is also accepting public contributions to help send Wisconsin veterans to Washington D.C. The funds will be presented during the bank’s Brookfield flag retirement ceremony in November.
“The American flag is a paramount symbol of patriotism, and we are honored to continue this annual collection and respectful retirement,” said Sue Doyle, senior vice president of branch administration. “We invite our community members to drop of worn and tattered flags and help send our brave Wisconsin veterans to Washington D.C.”
This is the 13th year North Shore Bank has held the collection, which has netted thousands of worn flags for retirement. Damaged and worn flags will be collected at all North Shore Bank locations throughout Wisconsin, including: