SYRACUSE — The state Office of General Services will collect worn and tattered flags at locations statewide so that they can be properly retired.

The collected flags will be disposed of as part of the Memorial Watchfire hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 103, on Sunday, May 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

All flags collected will be properly folded prior to disposal. The drop-off locations will be collecting donations through Wednesday, May 22.

Regional drop-off locations are:

Sen. John J. Hughes State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St., Syracuse

New York State Fairgrounds (Gate 2 Security Station), 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.

New York State Police Troop E Zone 1 Station, 1155 Scottsville Road, Rochester.

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