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East Texas business offers flag exchange event

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

If you'd like to replace your worn out American flag in time for Flag Day this Thursday, here's your chance.

Cozad Insurance Group welcomes anyone to drop-off tattered U.S. flags to its Lindale or Tyler locations in exchange for a new one.

Since 2016, the business says it has replaced over 145 flags through its ‘Flag Exchange' event.

Jeremy Cozad says his business is just doing a small part in spreading patriotism.

“Most people don't have the means to retire a flag properly,” said Cozad.  “So they just collect them, sometimes people come in with bags full of flags.”

All worn flags will be retired in a respectful ceremony by the Lindale boy scouts this fall.

Cozad says they will be offering the exchange until the end of the week.

The drop-off location in Tyler is 619 Chase Dr., and in Lindale, flags can be exchanged at 1428 S. Main St.

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