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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day in the New, Diverse America: Traitors Steal 30 New Flags Put Out in Des Moines' Masonic Cemetery for Holiday

 
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Posted by Nicholas Stix

 

When I was a kid, this sort of thing was unthinkable, but in the new, anti-America, the unthinkable has become routine.

 

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Cemetery working to get new flags up for Memorial Day after thefts

May 26, 2013, 11:53 A.M.|

Des Moines Register

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Written by Grant Rodgers

 

Workers at Des Moines' Masonic Cemetery are working hard today to put out new flags for Monday's Memorial Day ceremony after 30 flags were stolen from the grounds on Wednesday night.

The cemetery had put up the flags in good weather last week to let visiting families see them in case the weather soured for Memorial Day, said Johnny Audette, the cemetery's general manager.

When the staff came back to work on Thursday, all 30 flags had been stolen. The next night, another, larger flag next to the cemetery's entrance was also stolen, he said.

Des Moines police have made no arrests in the case, and Audette says he's not hopeful the stolen flags will ever be recovered. Instead, he's focusing on the good in the story, he said.

After hearing about the stolen flags, the Boy Scouts of America Mid-Iowa Council donated 30 flags for the cemetery to use on Monday, and members of the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona are buying 50 flags so the cemetery can replace those lost, plus add a few more, Audette said.

Home Depot gave the cemetery a discount on all of the hardware needed to put up the new flags, and he's had people visit the grounds just to make a donation, he said.

"It's the good in people that have stepped forward to humble me tremendously in this otherwise really bad situation," he said.

The cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 Monday morning.

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