My friend Pat Fenton will not like this story.
The New York Post reports that someone has swiped a few American Flags in the neighborhood.
A coldhearted thief stole American flags from homes along a patriotic stretch of a Brooklyn neighborhood ahead of Fourth of July festivities, leaving residents upset and scratching their heads over who would commit such a heartbreaking crime.
One of the flags that went missing either late Thursday or early Friday had been flown in Iraq and was given to Windsor Terrace residents George and Anne Burke in 2008 by a friend in the US Army, the couple told The Post.
“We’re quite upset about it. It’s very disturbing. On July Fourth, this is what we find!” said the couple’s daughter Karen Burke Abruzzese, 45. “We live in America, the land of freedom, and I don’t know who would do this.”The family had proudly displayed the banner outside their home at 1628 10th Ave. Abruzzese said her mom went out for coffee at 7:30 a.m. when she noticed it was gone.
“The pole was smashed in half and in the street. And then we noticed a couple other neighbor’s flags were gone,” Abruzzese said.
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