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YOUR|LETTERS for August 28, 2012


August 28, 2012

Military family missing their American flag

Dear Editor,

This is a letter to the people of Lake Stevens, Snohomish and Granite Falls.

Both my wife and I served in the United States military. I served 20 years and my wife served 21 years. We both love this country and we proudly display our American flag at the end of our driveway which is on the Centennial Trail. We even have a light on it at night so that others may enjoy it after sunset.

However on Friday, August 17 it was stolen, we presume.

I just could not believe that another American would do this. I did not inform the police of this because I am just holding onto some hope that the person who took it will have some morals and ethics and that they will return it to where it was taken.

It does not bother me too much that they took from me. What bothers me is that they took my American Flag.

This is a flag that my wife and I sacrificed so much of our lives to defend and all that she represents. Just to have someone take advantage of the flag, my wife and I along with every other American Veteran.

So I ask you my fellow Americans that if you know who did this please ask them to return this great symbol to us.

Gary Boehme

Lake Stevens


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