McClain Preps For 9th Annual Flag Exchange

May 27, 2017


Claudia McClain

Claudia McClain (right) has given away more than a thousand flags over the last 8 years.

Flag exchange

Not only will you receive a new flag but your old flag will be retired with dignity and respect.

If you go to get out your flag for Memorial Day and it seems a bit worse for wear, fly it this Monday and then next Monday stop by McClain Insurance and exchange it for a brand new American flag. This is the ninth year that Claudia McClain and her staff have exchanged old flags for new. Here’s everything you need to know…

McClain Insurance invites all community members to this free event, which is held annually in celebration of Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Continental Congress in 1777. 


This marks the ninth consecutive year McClain Insurance will host this popular community event. Last year, they collected a record breaking 350 flags. Local Boy Scouts respectfully dispose of all retied flags.   


“Our goal is to help Snohomish County residents showcase their American spirit this Flag Day and beyond,” said Claudia McClain, owner of McClain Insurance. “Our deepest thanks go out to those who serve and have fought in defense of our freedom.” 


Exchange your tattered flag June 5-9 from 8:30am to 5pm at the McClain Insurance office at 10410 19th Ave SE, Everett, directly south of Costco. New flags are made in America. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. imports more than 90% of all American flags.  


Other ways you can participate:  

·  On June 14, display your American flag in celebration of Flag Day 

·  Help spread the word by sharing your flag pictures on social media with the hashtag #mcclainflagexchange 


About McClain Insurance: McClain Insurance Services is a nationally-acclaimed insurance agency in Everett, Wash. Since opening in 1977, our mission has been simple and clear: to help clients re-establish their lives as quickly and as completely as possible after a loss. 


We advise clients on all their personal insurance needs, including homeowners and renters insurance, auto insurance, and life insurance. We can also assist with insuring more unique family needs, including electric bicycles, vacation rental properties, and in-home businesses. 


As independent insurance agents, we partner with the Pacific Northwest’s best insurance companies. This allows us to offer choices to every client. 


To learn more about McClain Insurance Services and our team of licensed insurance advisors, visit our websites: and 


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