Flag pole with American, POW flags cut down outside New Jersey VFW

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Police in New Jersey are searching for the person or persons who vandalized a veterans hall overnight Wednesday. Toni Yates has the latest information.

PARAMUS, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are searching for the person or persons who vandalized a veterans hall overnight Wednesday, and it's not the first time.

The Paramus VFW was damaged in the incident, in which police say the perpetrators cut down the flag pole that had the American and POW flags flying on it.

VFW members Sonny Schuler and Skip Cherven secured the flags in proper manner after the damage was found.

Days earlier, a bench and two large planters outside the front door were stolen.

The VFW posts are a communion of those who answered the call to protect America, to remember the men and women who died for the sake of freedom, honored by the veterans who gather and maintain a sacred bond.

Twice now, vandals have struck their gathering spot.

In addition to investigation, police are also contributing to the cost of repairing the damage.

The veterans of Post 6699 will be marching in the local 4th of July parade Monday, a boost that they could use right now.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Paramus Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-262-3400.

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