American flag display vandalized on Memorial Day - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

American flag display vandalized on Memorial Day

Hirtz standing with his torn flags. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Hirtz standing with his torn flags. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
BARTLETT, TN (WMC) -

A display of American flags was vandalized on Memorial Day.

George Hirtz said he has been setting out flags in his Bartlett subdivision for years, but over the weekend, someone knocked the flag poles down.

Hirtz said they were back up this morning, but hours later they were cut right off the pole.

“It's pretty sad,” he said. “It's pretty sad to see that happen. If they don't like the flags, that's their business, but they don't need to be coming cutting them down.”

He said this is the first time there has been a problem with the annual display.

Bartlett police are investigating the incident.

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