Flag thievery

Published July 24, 2013 1:01 am

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I have proudly displayed an American flag in my front yard for approximately 15 years. Much to my surprise, it was gone this morning when I went out to get my morning Tribune (yes, I love holding a newspaper and reading it page by page).

The person or persons who took the flag had to have had a very sharp tool to cut through the thick zip ties that held it on the pole. I'm guessing that whoever took it must have needed one immediately. I would have bought one for them.

You see, this particular flag was given to me by a dear friend who passed away last year, a proud American who had served in World War II.

I truly hope that you are enjoying that beautifully embroidered flag, and that your patriotism swells when telling your family, friends and neighbors where and how you got it.

Fly it with pride.

Chris Stoker

Salt Lake City