2011-06-30 / Local & State

W. Pa. City Hoping To Catch American Flag Vandals

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A veterans group is working with local police to catch whoever has been vandalizing more than 50 American flags that are lining the downtown streets of one southwestern Pennsylvania city.

Officials with American Legion Post 51 in South Union Township are working with Uniontown police to call attention to the vandalism in hopes of stopping it. The flags that line the city’s four main downtown streets were placed there by a Veterans of Foreign Wars post that is currently closed and under financial review. The flags were erected in advance of the city’s Independence Day celebration, but dozens have been torn and left lying in the street, and had the poles on which they were flying bent.

Uniontown police tell the Herald-Standard newspaper that police are doing extra patrols in hopes of catching the vandals.

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