American Flag Retirement Program
Baton Rouge, Louisiana — October 12, 2023 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is proud to share the establishment of American Flag Retirement Box Locations across Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These specially designated boxes will provide the community with a convenient and respectful way to retire worn American Flags, in accordance with the United States Flag Code.
The Flag Retirement Boxes are placed at participating library branches throughout the community, making it easier for residents to properly dispose of their retired Flags. The program was established by resolution of Metropolitan Councilwoman Denise Amoroso, through the work of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs, which recognizes the importance of upholding the traditions and respect associated with the American flag. The council is committed to ensuring that all American Flags receive a dignified retirement.
The following East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches will host these Flag retirement boxes beginning Monday, October 16, 2023:
Address: 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 231-3740
BAKER BRANCH LIBRARY
Address: 3501 Groom Rd., Baker, LA 70714
Phone: (225) 778-5940
BLUEBONNET REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY
Address: 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 763-2240
CENTRAL BRANCH LIBRARY
Address: 11260 Joor Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Phone: (225) 262-2640
JONES CREEK REGIONAL BRANCH LIBRARY
Address: 6222 Jones Creek Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Phone: (225) 756-1140
ZACHARY BRANCH LIBRARY
Address: 1900 Church St., Zachary, LA 70791
Phone: (225) 658-1840
Mayor Broome encourages all residents to take advantage of these American Flag Retirement Boxes to ensure that our national symbol is treated with the respect it deserves. By adhering to the United States Flag Code and utilizing these dedicated locations, we can continue to honor our nation's flag and its significance.
For more information on this initiative, please email MayorsVeteranAffairs@brla.gov
Thank you to the Department of Buildings and Grounds for constructing the Flag Boxes.