JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton County has installed a flag retirement box, at the County Administration Building located at 200 South Willow Street in town.

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the box was installed at no cost to the County.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box. 

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it. “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” says the code.  

“We are pleased to provide these flag retirement boxes,” said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase. “Helping residents properly dispose of worn U.S. flags is consistent with our commitment to public service and  community engagement.” 

The public can place flags in the flag box any time during regular business hours, Monday through Friday,  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.