Tops Markets is collecting worn, damaged, and tattered American flags for proper disposal.

The Stars For Troops program will collect the flags from June 9 - 22 at Tops Markets locations.

According to a statement from the grocery retailer, "Embroidered stars will be preserved and presented to local veterans who have defended our flag."

Tops works with partner Veterans organizations such as Honor Flight and local VFWs in the Stars for Troops effort.

You can drop off your flag for proper disposal at the following western New York Tops locations:

Tops Corporate Office - 1760 Wherle Dr., Buffalo, NY, 14225 5827 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, NY, 14094 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY, 14304 3980 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY, 14226 3201 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY, 14127 2140 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY, 14072 3865 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY, 14225 800 Harlem Rd., West Seneca, NY, 14224 9660 Transit Rd., Amherst, NY, 14051 150 Niagara St., Tonawanda, NY, 14150 S. 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY, 14075 390 W. Main St., Batavia, NY, 14020 3955 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, NY, 14048 5274 Main St./Union Rd., Williamsville, NY, 14221