Exchange worn flags for a new stars and stripes

May 23, 2014

If you’ve been looking to replace your faded U.S. flag in time for Independence Day, look no further. McClain Insurance Services in Everett can help.

For the sixth year, local residents have the opportunity to retire worn flags in exchange for a bright new stars and stripes, for free.

McClain Insurance will host the annual Free Flag Exchange program June 9-13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The McClain Insurance office is at 10410 19th Ave. S.E., just south of Costco.

“We started this program in 2008 in honor of Flag Day as an effort to serve our community,” said Claudia McClain, the owner of McClain Insurance Services. “Hundreds of Snohomish County residents have taken us up on the offer to exchange their flag.”

Retired flags will be respectfully disposed of in a ceremony held by the Boy Scouts of America.

“We’ve learned that one of the biggest concerns for our neighbors is not necessarily the acquisition of a new flag, but rather, the knowledge that there will be a proper ceremony for the retired flag,” McClain said. “We are glad that we can help with this concern."

-Edited by Beacon staff

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