An American flag display paying tribute to Massachusetts veterans and fallen service members has been “dishonored” – and now the group behind it wants the thief to come forward.
The Mansfield Field of Honor Committee, which put up 350 flags this month in the town located about 30 miles south of Boston – which each dedicated to “someone’s hero”, according to a member — said it noticed Sunday morning that five were missing, Fox News reports.
“It’s just in honor of people that we love, Everyone here, every flag has a name on it. Every name is someone who has a story that’s not forgotten. They’re loved.” ~ Committee member Tina Silverio
“The poles were left, the flags were cut off,” Ray Delliacono said.
Five flags in all were stolen: the firefighters flag, the police department flag, a POW/MIA flag, one in honor of all heroes and the Navy banner, Boston 25 News reports.
“It’s pretty low,” one member said. “This is a Field of Honor in the military, veterans, first responders. All these flags mean something to somebody, so whoever stole those, if they needed them that bad, we would have given them a flag. But, to take a flag and leave the field hollow is embarrassing.”
As if this was not bad enough, the Flags were stolen just yards away from the Mansfield Police Department, which states they do not have surveillance video of the Flags being stolen.
People on Social Media keep pounding out that America is great again, but what I see is that we are extremely far from being who we once were and who and what we need to be once again.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!