O’Connells to process flagsThe O’Connell Family Funeral Home is looking to honor two symbols of American pride -- Veterans and the American flag.
The O’Connell Family Funeral Home is looking to honor two symbols of American pride -- Veterans and the American flag. The O’Connell Family Funeral Home will be offering veterans' families the option of having their loved one cremated with a donated, retired/worn American flag.
O’Connell’s will begin to accept old, used, and tattered United States flags. These flags will then drape the alternative container in which a veteran will be cremated.
"Many people are unaware of proper flag etiquette or where flags can be properly disposed of," funeral home director, Michael O’Connell, said. "It's a great way to honor both the flag and the veteran."
The funeral home is accepting donations of tattered, stained or faded flags of any size for disposal in accordance with law, which designates that they be burned; or in this case cremated. They open for flag drop-off 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or during any visitation or funeral. For information, call (715) 386-3725.