The Glendale Chamber's Military & Veterans Affairs Committee's (MVAC) Flag Repurposing & Retirement program is a collection point for taking in U.S. Flags needing to be retired within the state. All unserviceable U.S flags collected will be properly retired through incineration by using the MVAC mobile flag incinerator created by Wayne Cole of the 501c Realty Team.
This custom built incinerator is extremely safe and operates completely by induction. The flags are lit by dropping a flare into the incinerator and closing the 2 ton lid, which is operated with a hydraulic motor. The incinerator also features a hydraulic flag pole to proudly display a US and POW flag.
The ashes will be collected and properly interned in an ossuary donated by Dignity Memorial as the final resting place at the Resthaven cemetery (6540 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301). This site contains several buried vaults that will be utilized to intern the ashes for eternity and has enough capacity to serve this program well into the next century. A headstone identifies the area as, “The Final Resting Place of Retired United States of America Flags” and rests under a flagpole, as shown below. The MVAC will coordinate 2 ceremonies a year at Resthaven to intern the retired flags.
If you or someone you know has flags that need to be retired, please contact Wayne Cole at (602) 430-3232 to coordinate drop off at his warehouse on 35th and Union Hills.