Flag stolen from Brattleboro federal building found torn, hanging from nearby bridge - State House Headliners

A spokesperson for the United State Post Office has confirmed August 20 social media reports that the American flag at the Main Street, Brattleboro post office and federal courthouse was stolen, vandalized, torn, and then hung from a local bridge. Stupid vandalism of political statement? 

"Doherty said that in his more than two decades of working for the USPS, this is the first time he has ever encountered a flag theft from a post office. Days earlier, someone had stolen the POW/MIA flag from the same flag pole, Doherty said.


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  • Guy Page
    commented 2019-08-23 10:36:05 -0400
    R. Lee, your comment was perhaps the best I have EVER read on the subject of flag desecration. I hope you don’t mind but I posted it on Facebook last night. Just super. Pat, couldn’t agree with you more! Our wonderful Constitution protects the right to desecrate (I guess) but NOT the right to steal and vandalize from anyone, including the US government. And it protects our right to call a dirtbag a dirtbag! Thank you both, gentlemen, for being caring patriots. – Guy
  • R. Lee Walther
    commented 2019-08-22 21:02:23 -0400
    If they catch whoever did this, and if a crime is charged, the punishment should be to repair the flag, wash it, fold it properly, and present it in person to the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in DC with a prayer for forgiveness. Perhaps such an experience would change the mindset of the perpetrators; but maybe not…
  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-08-22 15:41:40 -0400
    The disrespect is beyond despicable . What kind of anti-American dirtbag would perpetrate an act such as this and assume that he (or she) would earn anything but disdain for it ? Anybody that has that much hate for this country should be reminded that the door swings both ways and maybe they’d be happier elsewhere .