Funeral Home Honors Veterans While Retiring American Flags

By Justin Udo

WOODBURY, NJ (CBS) — When an American flag is no longer fit to be used, many people struggle finding a place to help them properly retire their flag.

A funeral home in Woodbury, New Jersey has found a way to retire those old flags and pay tribute to deceased veterans.

Randy Goldy is a funeral director at McGuinness Funeral Home. He says they started this program to support the veterans’ community by retiring a flag and honoring a veteran at the same time.

“The Flag is draped on top of the container that goes to the crematory and is cremated along with the veteran.”

Goldy says that all flag donations are appreciated and welcome.

“The family that has donated the flag receives a certificate letting them know when and where the cremation took place and the honor that was given to their family.”

Flags can be dropped off at McGuinness Funeral Home in Woodbury or Washington Township daily from 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.

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