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The Orland Fire Protection District collects worn, faded, and otherwise unserviceable flags and ensures their proper retirement according to law. Flags can be dropped off at the retired flag drop box located at the Firefighter Remembrance Memorial which is at the northeast corner of the Administration Building (located at 9790 West 151st Street, Orland Park).
Collected flags are burned by the OFPD Honor Guard during special flag retirement ceremonies conducted by local scouting organizations with assistance from the District. The laws relating to the flag of the United States of America, including its proper disposal, are located in the United States Code (Title 4, Chapter 1).