There is a New Place to Properly Dispose of Worn American Flags In Natchitoches

Thanks to Troop 60 soon to be Eagle Scout Noah Martinez, Natchitoches residents will have a place to turn in worn American flags for a proper retirement. Noah’s Eagle Scout project was constructing a metal box with a slot to insert flags and a door in the back to remove them when the box is full. The box is sturdily constructed of steel and has an American flag painted on the front. The finished box was installed at the Natchitoches’ American Legion Gordon Peters Post 10 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1062 meeting hall, Tuesday, June 13. Anyone needing to properly dispose of a worn flag may place it in the box located at the meeting hall at 400 St. Denis St.

Noah Martinez is a 2023 alumni of NCHS who will be going on to study Art and Business at Northwestern State University in the fall. He is a member of a Scouting family with two Eagle Scout brothers who went before him and a younger brother in the eighth grade who is the fourth member of the Martinez family to be a member of Troop 60.

Scout Troop 60, sponsored by FUMC Natchitoches, is one of the oldest troops in Louisiana, continuously chartered since the 1920’s. The Troop’s alumni include many local physicians, lawyers, professionals, and civic leaders. Noah and his brothers are carrying on a tradition of excellence.