Jesiel Sponsors First Annual U.S. Flag Exchange and Disposal Program

GURNEE – Residents of the 61st District wishing to turn in an old U.S. flag and exchange it for a new one may bring their used flag to the district office of State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) now through Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in honor of 9/11 remembrance. Area residents that are not constituents of 61st District may also bring their flags in for proper disposal.

Rep. Jesiel is sponsoring the U.S. Flag Exchange and Disposal Program through her district office as a way to provide area residents with the ability to honor our nation by having their old flags properly disposed of. Residents of the 61st District can obtain a new U.S. flag to display or keep at their home or office, while supplies last. Non-district residents may also bring in old flags for proper disposal, while veterans may receive a new flag even if they do not have one to exchange. The program is free of charge and provided at no cost to taxpayers.

“With the anniversary of 9/11 approaching, what better way to express your pride in being an American than to fly our nation’s flag at your home or business to show support for our troops serving overseas, and to honor the memory of the first responders and those who lost their lives on that fateful day,” said Jesiel. “I hope local residents will take advantage of this opportunity to honor our nation.”

Rep. Jesiel’s District Office is located on the lower level of the Warren Township Center at 17801 W. Washington Street, Gurnee, IL 60031. For further details contact Rep. Jesiel’s Legislative Aide Kelly at 847-855-9600.