MANSFIELD, Mass. (WHDH) – Investigators are searching for a suspect after several American flags were stolen from the Mansfield Field of Honor, authorities said.
Each of the 350 flags on display at the memorial were donated and dedicated to a local veteran or fallen service member.
“Every one of these flags has a history, they all have a memory, they all have a story behind them. It’s a brother, it’s a mother, it’s a sister, it’s an uncle, it’s a grandfather, to take away that memory that someone had and to find it barren on an empty pole is unconscionable,” Ray Delliacono said.
The flags were put out before Memorial Day and stay on display for about a month.
Committee members have asked for whoever took the flags return them either to the Field of Honor or Town Hall.
Mansfield police are investigating the theft.
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