Homeowners: American Flags Set On Fire Memorial Day

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The search is on for suspects who torched several American flags on Memorial Day.

Four American flags flying outside homes in New Hanover county were set on fire.

Brent Williams' flag was burned and the flames spread to his house.
He was shocked that anyone would burn a flag on a day meant to honor servicemen and women.

"It's amazing to me that someone would have the audacity to do something once on any given day of the year, much less Memorial Day when we are celebrating all the service men and women out there. To have the audacity to go through the neighborhood and setting fire along but on that day alone to actually go after the American flag is pretty incredible to me," said a victim of the vandalism Brent Williams.

Police are still looking for the suspects.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:20 PM
    This was not an isolated incident either; http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/01/flag-vandalism-mars-memorial-day-nationwide/ Also; http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/LSU-student-wanted-over-flag.html Also; http://www.theblaze.com/stories/lsu-student-reportedly-plans-to-burn-american-flag-on-campus/
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    One guy I saw on the news had his flag flying very close to some floodlights. Maybe that could be the cause in one case?
  • by Ignorant on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    Unbelievable. They will get what they deserve one day, Hopefully sooner than later. Its pure ignorance for someone to do this and they get whatever comes to them.
  • by Peggy Location: Plymouth on Jun 2, 2011 at 04:50 AM
    God bless America. We live in a beautiful country & may the ones guilty of this be punished.Thanks to our service men & women. God is in control.

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