.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Monday, May 28, 2007

U.S. Flags Desecrated In Boston

U.S. Flags burned in solar-powered trash compactor: The Boston Channel

    Natick police said they were searching for whomever stuffed decorative American flags in trash receptacles around the town square and set them on fire.

    Authorities said an off-duty officer noticed a trash receptacle on fire in a Natick park near the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station at about 4 p.m. on Thursday.

    "I will tell you -- I was very, very upset about this. This area, this park, Moran Park, is considered sacred ground by the veterans here in Natick," veteran John MacGillivray said.

    By Friday afternoon, the 12 flags had been replaced.

    "I am aware that people have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to take property that doesn’t belong to them and that's here to honor the veterans. It is a disgrace," MacGillivray said.

    The burning flags were in a solar-powered trash compactor.

    "It had to be purposefully set. It is probably not that uncommon to have trash on fire, but it is a little more uncommon to find flags," said Natick Police Lt. Brian Grassey.

    Natick veterans said it was especially disrespectful to burn the flags days before Memorial Day weekend.

    "We decorate this park every Memorial Day. We have never had anything like this happen," said veteran Bob White.

    Those responsible for the vandalism face felony charges for destruction of property for destroying the flags and damaging the trash compactors.

    "Perhaps they should be cleaning up this park or something along that nature. If it is young kids, they need to be made aware of the consequences of their actions," MacGillivray said.

    A veterans group said it would properly dispose of the flags.

    Police are asking for help finding the person responsible for burning the flags. They ask anyone with information to call them at 508-647-9500.

Who would do such a thing? Some proud American? A Liberal? A Conservative? A War protester? If the responsible party is a citizen of the U.S. or immigrated here - and hates this country so much - no law is preventing them from leaving; permanently.

The person or persons responsible are not fit to live on the planet with the rest of us. No matter how much of a political divide some of us have with one another...to do the above is simply, without a doubt, sub-human, abnormal behavior.

Same Story, different source.

Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

eXTReMe Tracker

Web Site Traffic Counters
Alabama Internet

Listed on BlogShares

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

This site uses photographs and material from other sources in strict
accordance and compliance with Fair Use Section 107 U.S. Copyright Code.
All other images and content © 2005-2009 David Drake.
Not responsible for content contained at linked sites.

Policy on commenting:
- Anonymous comments have little chance of being published.
- Comments made on posts 60 days old or older have little chance of being published.
- Published comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog author.
- Discretion of publishing or rejecting submitted comments rests solely with the owner and creator of this blog.
- Comments that egregiously "plug" (i.e. advertise or promote) another site or blog will be rejected. This doesn't mean you cannot include a link to your story, blog or to another site, but don't go overboard.
- Profanity is not a disqualifying factor, but profane rants solely for purposes of profanity are unlikely to be published.
- The owner and creator of this blog is not liable or responsible for the opinions of those who comment.