Flag Day Ceremony

Dear Reader,

The following correspondence is from the Covanta Hempstead Company concerning a Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2018 at their facility.

Note: A barbecue will follow the Ceremony. The letter was dated May 10, 2018

Covanta Hempstead Company
600 Merchants Concourse
Westbury, NY 11590
Tel: 516-683-5400
Fax: 516-683-1413

Dear Veteran Organization,

As part of our commitment and gratitude to those who served our country in defense of our flag, Covanta, owner and operator of the Hempstead Resource Recovery Facility is proud to invite you to a Flag Day Ceremony on June 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at our facility.

For the past several years, we have been working with veteran groups on developing a program for the respectful retirement and disposal of serviceable American flags. We are proud to announce an expansion of this program that will make it easier for groups to drop-off retired and serviceable flags for disposal year around in our new collection bin. Details for dropping off the flags are attached to this letter.

All flags will be combusted with dignity at our facility in an environmentally protective manner while also abiding by the U.S. Flag Code and maintaining the respect this solemn activity calls for. Utilizing the Hempstead Resource Recovery Facility provides the additional benefit of avoiding the harmful environmental impacts of open burning.

Covanta is very proud to support our veteran community and we hope that you will join in our enthusiasm as we honor the most iconic symbol our our nation by this wonderful program. We hope your organization is able to join us on Flag Day. Please R.S.V.P. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 516-683-5414 if you plan on attending.

Please do not hesitate to call us should you have any questions. We hope to see you on June 14th.


Maureen Early/Outreach Coordinator
Ed Sandkuhl/Facility Manager

Note: Flag Day, June 14, 2018 is a ceremony only! Please do not bring flags on that day.

Courtesy of the Covanta Hempstead Company

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