Robinson & Fuller Funeral Homes set up American flag drop off box for retired flags


Robinson & Fuller Funeral Homes is always looking to go above and beyond to serve veterans and their families, and they have taken a step that no other funeral homes in the Deltaplex area have taken to provide an extra service for those veterans.

Scott Robinson and partner Charles “Chuck” Fuller have installed an American Flag retirement box inside of the Robinson & Fuller Funeral Home in White Hall.

The drop box is designed to accept old American flags that should be retired. One way of properly retiring an American flag is to burn it in a ceremony. Robinson & Fuller considered that, and decided to use retired flags to drape any veteran that is being cremated, so the veteran can be cremated along with the flag.

Robinson said that they just wanted to make sure veterans have flags regardless of how their remains are handled.

Robinson said that families are provided with a flag when a veteran passes away, but this will help serve an extra purpose.

Fuller said the idea came about when they learned veterans could be cremated with a flag, and they just wanted to add an added service to the community.

No other funeral homes in the area are currently offering this service. Fuller said they are always looking to be on the cutting edge of things in the funeral business.

Robinson & Fuller Funeral Homes received a generous donation of retired flags from VFW Post 4455 in Pine Bluff when veteran Matthew Yarnell presented several flags to Scott Robinson and Chuck Fuller on Tuesday afternoon.

Yarnell said that VFW Post 4455 is honored to assist with presenting flags that will be retired in a dignified manner.

Yarnell said citizens can also contact the VFW to present the flags to them, and they would then in turn make sure the flags are provided to the funeral home.

Robinson also shared how citizens can drop off any flag that needs to be retired for use by the funeral homes.