Merski kicks off 2022 flag takeback program

ERIE, June 14 – With Flag Day here, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, is kicking off his annual flag takeback program, which allows residents to drop off their worn, torn or tattered American flags to be properly retired.

Merski, who sponsors the program in partnership with Summit Township, said residents enjoy the convenience of being able to drop off flags ready to be retired.

“Our flag takeback program is entering its fourth year, and we’re proud to provide this popular seasonal service to help folks prepare for the Fourth,” Merski said. “Residents can leave their faded, tattered flags with us and have the peace of mind of knowing they will be properly retired, with all the respect Old Glory deserves.”

Merski said residents can drop off flags at the following office locations:

  • District office - 3901 Liberty St., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Summit office - 1230 Townhall Road W., 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday.

The program will run through July 4.

ATTN EDITORS/ASSIGNMENT DESKS: Rep. Merski’s comments about the program are available here: