Effort begins to replace stolen, burned flags in Weatherford

WEATHERFORD, Texas —The sight of American flags burned and ripped down from poles belonging to families, mostly with military ties, is angering many in North Texas.

Now there's new effort to try and replace the flags—and there's even reward money being offered to catch whoever is responsible.

Just days after News 8 first aired the story, there's been a swift response from viewers wanting to help at least seven families in Weatherford who have had their American flags torn down, set on fire, and destroyed.

Over the past few days. Karmann Goff found her flag burned to a crisp and lying in the street. She has two sons in the Army and both are currently deployed in Afghanistan.

So far investigators don't have any strong leads on who desecrated the flags, but they are are hoping tips will result in a break in the cases.

The fire marshal said it doesn't appear anyone was targeted, but wasn't sure of the suspect's motives.

The U.S. Honor Flag is working to get those families new flags. A spokesperson says they hope to deliver them within the next 48 hours, and they'll either be donated or will come from the Texas House Sargeant at Arms.


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