Here is a sad note for today, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It may be "a day that will live in infamy" but thieves in Maine added even more shameful and outrageous acts. Nearly 100 veteran emblems have been stolen from three Vassalboro, Maine cemeteries.
The emblems, which are made of bronze or plastic, are typically affixed to aluminum rods and staked in the ground to mark veterans' graves. The American Legion adds flags to the markers each Memorial Day.
The crime is not unique. Bronze markers have been stolen elsewhere in the state and sold for scrap metal.
You can read more in an article by Ben McCanna in the Waterville Morning Sentinel at http://goo.gl/sdLqE
My thanks to Pam Cerutti for telling me about this story.
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