American Flag Retirement

Flag Retirement Events 2021

ATTENTION!  Post 205 is conducting a Ceremonial Flag Retirement on Flag Day, Monday, June 14, at 1830 (6:30 PM) on the waterfront at the Moss Creek Community. Attendance by the Post membership is needed to present a positive and respectful program, with members presenting flags for retirement by burning. The dress uniform is requested to be worn. There are a number of duties which our membership will be requested to perform. Members should plan on arriving by 6 PM As it is a long drive from the Moss Creek gate to the flag retirement area.

Bluffton American Legion Post 205 is collecting worn, torn and faded American Flags to be disposed of properly at retirement ceremonies conducted in accordance with United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10. There are a variety of traditional and respectful ways to properly dispose of flags. The American Legion guidance and script for proper disposal can be found here.

Flags collected by Post 205 are disposed of in coordination with the Bluffton Township Fire District, Flags can be dropped off from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. any day at the following Fire District stations:


  • Station 30, 2 Bridge St., Old Town Bluffton
  • Station 31, 178 May River Rd
  • Station 32, 155 Callawassie Drive, Okatie
  • Station 35, 357 Fording Island Rd
  • Station 33, 12 Buckingham Plantation Drive at Moss Creek
  • Station 34, Greenwood Rd, Sun City, Hilton Head

Worn/Faded American Flag Retirement

Click on the button above to see a picture of the container for flag retirement.

A Post 205 Flag 'Retirement' event was held on February 1, 2021 at the Bluffton Fire Department Training Academy on Ulmer Road. We appreciate the cooperation  of the Fire Department not only collecting the flags from all the Bluffton stations but also the use of the Academy site to allow us to 'retire' the flags in accordance with the United States Flag Code. Eric Schmid initiated and coordinated this project. A special thanks to the volunteers who assisted Eric on site for this event.