Police said threats were made against the American Legion after an article ran in The Augusta Chronicle.
The article Tuesday focused on a flag retirement ceremony Monday at American Legion Post 205 on Highland Avenue.
The American Legion said about 500 flags had been dropped off for a proper disposal. Flags were doused with charcoal lighter fluid and set on fire in a metal barrel.
The ceremony takes place several times a year.
On Tuesday, the American Legion began receiving calls from someone who was angry about the ceremony and threatened to “burn and blow up the American Legion,” according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.
Police said the same person called several times with the threats and was asked by employees to stop.
The American Legion reported the threats Thursday.