2008-12-12 / Letters

Flagpole Vandals

Dear Editor, I am writing on behalf on my mother, Anne Marie McNerney, a resident of the Rockaways for more than 40 years. When away for a few days visiting family two weeks ago, she came home to find her flag was not only stolen but the cord on her flagpole cut. She had the flag up flying for Veterans Day in honor of all those who served and who are serving today. This flag was flown not only for the honor of this country but for my father who served in the Korean War and passed away January 8, 2005 from cancer. The flagpole was his pride and joy and now to have someone come and vandalize it is just un- American. We were wondering if this has happened to anyone else in the neighborhood?

GLORIA YOUNG

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