Curry County believes in the proper disposal of the American flag. When a flag is
worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it should be retired and disposed of
properly. The retirement ceremony is a sign of respect befitting our flag; it honors
our country’s history, the people who fight to protect our freedom, and reverence
we have for our great nation.
Through a partnership between NACo, the National Flag Foundation, and the
National Sheriff’s Association, Curry County has a flag disposal box in the County
Administration Complex lobby, located at 417 Gidding Street, Clovis, for residents
to drop off their old, tattered, and torn flags for proper, dignified, retirement and
The Boy Scouts and Adult Scouts of the El Llano Grande (ELG) District of
Conquistador Council has partnered with, and provided ongoing community service
to Clovis, Curry County, Portales, and Roosevelt County, and have agreed to collect
the flags and to perform the retirement ceremonies. The ELG will follow the
traditional ceremonial methods used to retire a flag and ensure an honorable
retirement and disposal for each and every flag.
The County requests that all flags are handled with the utmost respect, and be
folded, before being placed in the Official U.S. Flag Disposal Box.
Questions may be addressed to County Manager’s Office at (575) 763-6016.