State Rep. Terrie Wood and Darien’s VFW Post #6933 are sponsoring a collection of worn American flags for proper retirement.

According to, under Title 4, Chapter 1, § 8, paragraph k of the U.S. Code (often referred to as the Flag Code) states: The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

The collection of worn flags runs from May 29 through Flag Day, June 14, and has three drop-off locations: Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road; Darien LIbrary, 1441 Post Road and VFW Post #6933, 205 Noroton Avenue.