WHO/WHAT: Miami Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary Post 3559 will reveal a new flag drop station for tattered and torn American flags that will be available to the public Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and weekends from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The collection box to be unveiled was designed and painted by a nine-year-old Girl Scout Troop 1239 member who has nicknamed her gift “Old Glory.” It weighs 40 lbs. and stands 37.2 inches tall.
“As a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and a daughter of a veteran who served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and was enlisted for 21 years, I am incredibly proud of our community’s efforts to respect our nation’s most sacred symbol,” said Miami Beach resident Jill Nolden.
VFW Auxiliary Post 3559 has also partnered with local Girl Scout troops to regularly pick up tattered flags from Miami Beach Fire and Police Departments. In doing so, the Scouts are able to work toward earning their “community service” badge for flag
WHERE: 650 West Avenue, VFW South Entrance, Miami Beach