North Shore Bank today announced it will conduct its annual worn and tattered flag collection through Oct. 31, and work with the Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops to honorably dispose of the flags on Veteran’s Day. This is the ninth year North Shore Bank has held the collection, which has netted hundreds of worn flags for retirement.
Damaged and worn flags will be collected at all North Shore Bank offices throughout eastern Wisconsin, including the Maritime Savings Bank branches now operated by North Shore Bank. They include the following metro Milwaukee locations:
Bayshore - 5800 N. Bayshore Dr.
Brookfield Capitol - 15830 W. Capitol Dr.
Brookfield Square - 15700 W. Bluemound Rd.
Burlington - 116 S. Pine St.
El Rey Foodmart - 1320 W. Burnham
Forest Home - 5817 W. Forest Home Ave.
Fox Point - 600 E. Green Tree Rd.
Franklin - 7151 S. 76th St.
Grafton – 2301 Wisconsin Ave.
Jackson Park - 4230 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive - 1900 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Milwaukee Capitol - 7927 W Capitol Dr.
Mequon – 10806 N. Port Washington Rd.
New Berlin - 12800 W. National Ave.
Oak Creek - 8701 S. Howell Ave.
Pewaukee - 120 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Shorewood - 3970 N. Oakland Ave. (at Capitol)
Shorewood - 4414 N. Oakland Ave. (at Lake Bluff)
Silver Spring - 10600 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Southridge - 5101 S. 76th St.
Southwest - 9131 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Sussex - W249 N6600 Hwy 164 (at Main)
Union Grove - 1101 Main St.
Wauwatosa - 8706 W. North Ave.
West Allis - 10533 N. National Ave. (near Hwy 100)
Formerly Maritime Savings Bank Locations
Brookfield Maritime – 17495 W. Capitol Dr.
Cudahy Maritime – 3233 E. Layton Ave.
Menomonee Falls –N72 W13435 Jacob Ln.
Milwaukee Downtown Maritime – 140 S. First St.
Muskego Maritime – S74 W17095 Janesville Rd.
New Berlin Maritime – 15505 W. National Ave.
Oak Creek Maritime – 111 W. Ryan Rd.
West Allis Maritime – 10427 W. Lincoln Ave.
The flags will be properly retired in Veteran’s Day ceremonies in November.
“Many people don’t know how to properly dispose of tattered or torn flags, and working with the Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and the Scouts gives North Shore Bank the opportunity to help our customers and neighbors do so in a responsible, respectful and patriotic manner,” said Sue Doyle, vice president – branch administration. “North Shore Bank has a strong tradition of involvement within the communities where we operate, and we are honored to sponsor this flag collection program for the ninth year in a row.”
Flying a torn or soiled flag is disrespectful and etiquette calls for flags to be disposed of properly, with reverence and ceremony. Information on appropriate flag etiquette is available online at northshorebank.com.
North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, is one of the strongest banks in the country. It has assets of nearly $ 1.9 billion and over 50 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and the Phoenix, Arizona, area. In addition to Ozaukee County, current Wisconsin branch locations are in metro Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, the Green Bay area, Burlington, Union Grove and Door County. For office locations, visit northshorebank.com. You can also follow North Shore Bank on Facebook and Twitter.
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