Merski kicks off 2023 flag takeback program

ERIE, June 16 – With Flag Day being this past Wednesday, 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 townships throughout the Greater Erie area, said residents enjoy the convenience of being able to drop off flags ready to be retired.

“This year’s flag takeback marks the fifth year we have been sponsoring this program, which gives residents the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their faded, tattered flags will be properly retired.” Merski said. “With July 4th just around the corner, it’s a great opportunity for folks to make sure their Stars and Stripes are fit to fly.”

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

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday at Merski’s District Office, 3901 Liberty St., Erie, PA 16509.

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays at the Greene Township Municipal Building, 9333 Tate Road, Erie, PA 16509.

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Harborcreek Township Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA 16421.

  • Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Summit Township Building, 1230 Townhall Road W Ste. 100, Erie, PA 16509.

The program will run through July 7.