April 22, 2013

JES Collects Worn, Tattered American Flags


JES Collects Worn, Tattered American Flags
Boy Scout Troop & VFW will Properly Retire Flags during Special Ceremony

JES, the mid-Atlantic’s leading engineering solutions company specializing in foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space moisture control partnered with Virginia Beach Boy Scout Troop 362 and VFW Post 392 to collect and honorably retire worn, tattered and faded flags.
Boy Scout Troop 481 delivered a new flag collection container to the JES headquarters in Virginia Beach. Boy Scout, Robert Walter refinished the flag collection container and delivered it to the JES headquarters. Walter, a scout with troop 481, partnered with a local VFW chapter to collect three old USPS mailboxes in order to repurpose them for flag collection containers.  

Says JES owner, Stella Waltz, “JES is proud to house this well done collection container to safely and respectfully house old, worn or torn flags until they are collected for a proper retirement ceremony.”

JES has collected worn, torn and faded American Flags for honorable retirement for 10 years; partnering with local Boy Scout troops to ensure that flag is retired appropriately.

According to Chapter 10, Section 176 of the United States Code: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably burning.”

Flag Collection:        
American flags will be collected from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday thru Friday at the JES Virginia Beach office.

JES Hampton Roads
569 Central Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Speaking Opportunity:
Stella Waltz, co-owner of JES is an expert in flag etiquette and history, having learned from father, a retired Chief Petty Officer and WWII veteran. Stella has traveled across Virginia to speak with schools, Civic Leagues and other associations about the importance of treating the flag with respect and honor.

Stella Waltz is available to speak at schools, civic organizations and associations upon request.
About JES Construction

JES is a structural engineering solutions firm specializing in residential and commercial foundation repair, basement waterproofing systems, and crawl space moisture control systems. The company is the region’s largest authorized dealer for Foundation Supportworks™ products, Basement Systems® products, and CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation products. In 2011 JES was recognized as the number one dealer, world-wide, for the Foundation Supportworks SmartJack™ Floor Leveling System, the Foundation Supportworks Push Pier™ System second largest world-wide dealer for Foundation Supportworks ™ products in total sales, as the second largest world-wide dealer for CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation products in total sales, and as the 6th largest dealer world-wide for Basement Systems® in total sales. JES operates out of three locations in Virginia including Virginia Beach, Chester, and Manassas and serves Virginia, Maryland,Washington D.C. and Northeastern North Carolina. For more information about JES Construction please visit www.jeswork.com.


For more information contact:

Eric Lackey
Office: (757) 558.9909
Toll Free: 877-JES-WORK
Cell: (757) 749.5875

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