Here’s how to retire a US flag: Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Phoenix, AZ — The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) has provided a meaningful way for the public to retire worn and tattered US flags with dignity and respect. The Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery (AVMC) locations across the state serve as official flag retirement sites.

When a flag is no longer fit for display, it is a mark of honor to retire it properly. The AVMCs offer a solution for those who may not have access to traditional flag retirement services. Flags collected at these sites will be respectfully retired through a dignified process, often involving ceremonies conducted by local veterans’ organizations.

Locations and Hours

  • AVMC – Sierra Vista: Located at 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, the site is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • AVMC – Marana: Located at 15950 N Luckett Road, with similar operating hours.
  • AVMC – Camp Navajo: Located at 14317 Veterans Drive, also open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.


How to Participate Community members are encouraged to bring their flags to any of the AVMC locations during business hours. The flags should be placed in the designated drop-off containers, ensuring they will be part of a respectful retirement ceremony.

ADVS Commitment The ADVS is committed to honoring the symbols of our nation and ensuring that the traditions of our armed forces are upheld. By providing these flag retirement services, the ADVS helps foster a sense of respect and patriotism within the community.

For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services website at

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