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Vandals hit Albertville Veterans Park

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Vandals wrote inflammatory material on US and State flags. Vandals wrote inflammatory material on US and State flags.
ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Albertville Police are investigating a case of vandalism at a local veterans park which resulted in the defacing of two flags.

Anarchy symbols, swastikas and the phrase "God is gay" were found on an American and Alabama state flag at the Veterans Memorial at Graham Park in Albertville.

The flags have been removed. Police said the vandalism was noticed early Saturday evening by a passerby who was on their way home from church and notified authorities.

Chief Doug Pollard said they are now looking for any clues that may lead them to who committed the crime. He said those responsible face a Class A misdemeanor for defacing a flag.

Pollard also said the crime hits close to home for him. "I have dog tags of my great-grandfather, who fought in World War I, and also tags of my grandfather, who fought in World War II, plus a couple of uncles from previous wars that are there," Pollard said.

Other residents who enjoy the park voiced their dismay at the vandalism. "I don't like the flag being defamed. If they were Americans, I don't think they would. I was taught to respect the flag," said Carrol R. Sutton.

If anyone has any information about this crime, you are asked to contact Albertville Police.

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