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Fuller Metz Funeral Home collecing old American flags

By Staff | Jun 10, 2015

In preparation/recognition of Flag Day, Fuller Metz Funeral Home and Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home will both be collecting old American flags for retirement Friday, June 12, from noon to 5 p.m.

Those dropping off old flags at the funeral homes will receive a free replacement flag.

Fuller Metz is at 3740 Del Prado Blvd., S., in Cape Coral (239-542-3161), and Harvey-Engelhardt is at 1600 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers (239-936-2177).

Flag Day is Sunday, June 14. The holiday commemorates the official adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing the date as Flag Day.