I know there are Veterans on myfolsom, so I’m hoping you can help me. I have two very large boxes of Army ACUs, dress uniform and gear. My son was in Afghanistan for 14 months in 2009-2010. I am finally ready to let these items go, but I don’t know how. I called the local and national Veterans Administration and they said either donate them or throw them in the trash. I can’t do either – I can’t bear the thought of someone possibly wearing my son’s ACUs to commit a crime and throwing them in the trash seems dishonorable. I tried a recruiting office and they had no suggestions either. I talked to a few former soldiers and they said that some bases offer uniform shredding services or hold ‘garage’ sales on base for military clothing and gear. However, neither of those services are available in Northern California and I (as a family member) would not be eligible to participate. Apparently, his ACUs were the worst design ever – the digital pattern is no longer used and the fit (according to soldiers who wore them) was extremely uncomfortable and impractical, so donating to an active soldier is not an option. I found a small company that recycles old uniforms by turning them into a variety of bags. The company employs Veterans (https://www.swordand...iform-donations), however, they have had so many donations they are not accepting any at this time.
I was thinking if there was a respectful flag burning ceremony maybe I could bring my son’s items and add them to the ceremony? I’ve removed all his identifying patches.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.