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American flags stolen from Village Square


Last updated 9/4/2008 at Noon

This Labor Day weekend, the local VFW Post 1924 again decorated the streets of Fallbrook with a display of the American flag. This is an ongoing event that occurs each major holiday. Flags are posted on most lamp posts on Main Avenue from the Avocado packing plant on South Main to the intersection of Main and East Mission. There are also a number of American flags on staffs clustered in the Village Square area at the intersection of Alvarado and Main.

Last weekend, seven of those flags on staffs were stolen either Sunday or Monday night. The value of the flags and staffs was approximately $450.

There is no logical reason for the theft of these flags except as a childish prank. There is no monetary value for these flags, except for the replacement cost, but there is a value associated with the display and care of our national symbol. So many people have been injured and killed to defend this country through history and this flag represents those sacrifices.

To steal or deface the flags is an affront to those brave men and women who have given of themselves and continue to give to the present day. In the event that the person or persons have reconsidered their stupid and childish actions, the flags can be returned to the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce or to Post 1924 on Old Stage, no questions asked.

Len Tevebaugh


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