Vandals Torch 21 American Flags At Veteran Cemetery

Nearly two dozen American flags were torn down and torched inside a veteran cemetery on Independence Day.

Anderson, SC – Nearly two dozen American flags were torn down and torched inside a veteran cemetery on Independence Day.

McDougald Funeral Home owner Jess McDougald said that his family’s business has been in operation for 85 years, and that they often display the flags on patriotic holidays, CNN reported.

"We've put flags out for as long as I can remember," McDougald explained. "We've never had a problem."

The four-feet by six-feet flags were waving from eight-foot poles along the road to the veterans’ area of the cemetery when employees left work on the evening of July 3.

On the night of July 4, someone ripped them down, piled them up, and torched them.

Workers found the charred remains of 21 American flags when they returned to the cemetery after the 4th of July holiday.

“A sad report from our Forest Lawn Memorial Park staff over the holiday weekend,” the funeral home said in a Facebook post on Monday.

“On the night of July the 4th, someone pulled up 21 American Flags that lined the roadway to our Veteran's Mausoleum and had the nerve to burn them, yes burn them, on the lawn in the cemetery right in front of where our Veteran's and their families rest in peace,” the post read.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is now searching for those responsible, CNN reported.

There is no security footage of the incident, and the damage has been estimated at $1,260, according to WYFF.

None of the gravesites were vandalized.

“We can replace the flags, it's just the hurt of those families who have had people buried there and to find they had burned 21 flags, it really disappoints you," McDougald told WHNS. "We have always embraced and honored our veterans and it's something we feel is important.”

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LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

...to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic

Snakeman 51
Snakeman 51

Time to start dropping these POS domestic terrorists!

Gunnersbumpa
Gunnersbumpa

It's bad enough that the Supreme Court had decreed that burning the flag, OUR SYMBOL OF FREEDOM, is allowed under the First Amendment. But the chickenshit POS'S that did this at night is lower then dogshit! They aren't making a political statement, just plain vandalism.

Brettski
Brettski

You burn or desecrate the American flag and apparently it's freedom of speech and not a crime🤔but you burn a rainbow flag and you're charged with a "hate crime"?? Talk about how our judicial is effed up!!!

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Can everyone say "Thank You Obama"?! Muslim POS!

Sailor
Sailor

Time to catch them and "light them up."

trainbuff
trainbuff

Burning American Flags that lead to where buried veterans and their families are honored and doing so in the middle of the night.

I'm thinking the statement you made is; I'm a low life chicken shit, that lacks the balls to pull something like this off in broad daylight. I'm just the result of a blowjob gone bad with all the best parts of me running down my mama's legs.

Yes, you're being called out but I believe you're too stupid to answer.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

This is the SAD state the Libturded DemonRats of ‘resistance’ have devolved their followers to. Nike, Crapperdick, Dyke soccer player throwing flag on the ground dancing on it, illegals & protesters taking 3 American flags down at ICE headquarters last evening, to replace them w/MX Flags! HOURS before any LEO did anything about it, despite FREAKS Trespassing at ICE station! They KNOW NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO THEM!!!! They can sh*t on America while WE PAY FOR EVERYTHING FOR THEM & chant “1,2,3,4...America is NOT no more!” & similar BS & fuel each other to TAKE OVER & ZERO CONSEQUENCES!!!!
GET THESE TRAITORS TO OUR COUNTRY OUT OF GOVERNMENT!!!! BUILD THAT WALL & VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS!!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Removing and burning flags from not just a memorial, but a veteran cemetery = special place in hell.

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

Someone has cameras near or around there. They need to find these assholes and prosecute them with a felony

sanman899
sanman899

But burn a gay flag and watch what happens.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Nothing more then F*cking COWARDS ~~~

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

What did the veterans do to these vandals? It’s nothing more than chicken shit citizens hating on other citizens who served in the military, to protect idiots like this who can burn flags, talk bad as they please about the military, police, or any other thing they can make an excuse to gain attention. When they catch these punks, they should burn something of theirs.

suzieb
suzieb

Revelations is unfolding...

Branoli
Branoli

Time to install security cameras. If they did it once you can bet that when those flags are replaced they will do it again. Just don't announce that security cameras have been installed. What is this country coming to. So much hate!

unclebubby
unclebubby

Another sad day for America......of which there are too many

Yell2017
Yell2017

All I can say is ass????

Dra71
Dra71

Stomp or burn my flag I fought for and I will stomp your POS ass

AZlazy
AZlazy

Hang em high

PapaJon
PapaJon

Try to burn some Rainbow, Antifa and BLM flags. The Supreme Court ruling makes that legal. See how much more insane that become.

Janken
Janken

Liberal jackasses at their best. Hate these people

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

What a bunch of scumbags but don't understand how a motorists didn't see this if they were being burned along the side of the road!!!

Baxter12
Baxter12

@Blue-wave