Archive for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flags stolen from Lawrence VFW post

August 10, 2011


Members of the Lawrence Veterans of Foreign Wars post are working to get new flags to fly in front of the post hall, 138 Ala., after someone stole an American flag and POW/MIA flag last week.

“We were surprised to see that it was missing, and we’re taking all the necessary steps to get both flags back up as soon as possible, especially prior to our POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 16,” said Fred Shockey, commander of the Alford-Clarke VFW Post No. 852.

According to a Lawrence police report, someone stole the two flags, metal clips from the pole and cut part of the flagpole rope between 8:30 p.m. last Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday.

Police estimate the damage at $80. Shockey said the flag thefts were disheartening, but members believe it was likely a prank. The post was working to replace the flags and rope as soon as possible, although he said it would be an unplanned expense for the post.


Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years, 10 months ago

How low and nasty and just plain wrong. some dumb a$$ needs to get a life.

DillonBarnes 6 years, 10 months ago

Probably some dumb kids thinking they are being rebellious. Doesn't excuse them, but at least explains the senseless actions.

friendlyjhawk 6 years, 10 months ago

That is just wrong! What a foul thing to do. So senseless. Just echoing what others are saying but this is wrong.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 10 months ago

Interesting comment from someone whose avatar depicts the flag of Kansas upside down.

Smarmy_Schoolmarm 6 years, 10 months ago

The upside down flag isn't a sign of disrespect but a symbol of distress. Didn't you learn that in Scouts?

cato_the_elder 6 years, 10 months ago

When a poster continually evinces his disrespect for most Kansans as backward cretins, I don't have any trouble recognizing what he means.

cato_the_elder 6 years, 10 months ago

Continually evincing disrespect for most Kansans as backward cretins leaves little doubt as to what your priorities are.

conservative 6 years, 10 months ago

Daffy that is one of the most stupid things ever posted on this site.

Sigmund 6 years, 10 months ago

Anyone know how I can contribute the $80 to get the flags replaced?

Mr_W 6 years, 10 months ago

Go by the post during normal business hours, and give them the money. P.S. thank you from a local Veteran

irussell 6 years, 10 months ago

Sigmund - you can call 843-2078 or drop by the VFW after 4pm or mail what ever donation to 138 Alabama, 66044. We appreciate your generosity in advance! We were totally in shock when we realized someone would steal the American flag and the POW/MIA flag from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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