Since June of 2004, the Atlantic Rotary Club has been collecting U.S. Flags in need of repair or retirement with a Flag Drop Box placed in front of American Legion Memorial Building. Atlantic Rotarian and Military Veteran Bob Boots has collected over 9,000 flags from the Flag Drop Box since it has been installed.
The Flag Room (located in the remodeled former weapons vault) at the American Legion Memorial Building is equipped with a sewing machine that Bob uses to repair worn flags. The flags that are too worn to repair are properly retired. He has repaired the flags that now wave proudly at the Rock Island Depot and the American Legion Memorial Building. Call Bob at (712) 243-2694 for U.S. Flag inquiries.