Vandals burn American flag in Grand Haven

A Grand Haven family is upset over a discovery they made this morning in their front yard. Full Story
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laura from rockford

Slinger, WI

#2 May 7, 2008
they have all the right in the world to be upset. That is not right at all. That is trespassing and not American at all.
Gail in Wyoming

Wixom, MI

#3 May 7, 2008
Only cowards would wait until the middle of the night to do such a disrespectful act to our American Flag.

They don't have to destroy our flag if they don't like it here, they can leave our country.

“Live for this moment!”

Since: Apr 08

Skee Town!

#4 May 7, 2008
WOW this is horrible. I know what it is like to have someone steal and destroy things from me, but I have never had our flag burnt. What a shame.

I agree with Gail. If they don't like our country then PLEASE leave!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#5 May 7, 2008
I would file charges against them for arson. The flag on my flagpole is my property, so burning it is arson, plain and simple.

“What's Up?”

Since: Jan 08

Coopersville

#6 May 7, 2008
They should be forced to do something for our country for what they have done! Make them think about this!!!! What a shame!
Jer

Holland, MI

#7 May 7, 2008
Its probably just boys being boys. but i hope they are caught and have to pay, pay, pay!!!

Since: Feb 08

Palatine, IL

#8 May 7, 2008
What a shame. I hope they catch them too. Rotten kids. :o(
CP Mom

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 May 7, 2008
i would press charges too. i dont know what exactly they would get as a punishment but i would def. press charges against them!
Bob

Belding, MI

#10 May 7, 2008
I bet they'll be suprised at the punishment. Hopefully they get caught :)

“What's Up?”

Since: Jan 08

Coopersville

#11 May 7, 2008
Even if it were boys being boys, there's no excuse for this to happen!! What is this world coming too???
Tim

Syracuse, NY

#12 May 7, 2008
This what we are allowing our contry to become, were all so worried that we will offend anyone by being american, everywhere you call you have to press one to be american. what are we thinking.

“God Bless America”

Since: Sep 07

Grand Haven, MI

#13 May 7, 2008
Dennis your much more then just an American citizen, your part of a proud nation Under God and we can either be part of the foundation as you are and your family. Or we are part of the problem, it is not only a crime against you and your family, it is also a crime against all Veterans, and soldiers today. I am proud to be an American along with millions of others, many Americans have died in defending the flag and our freedom.
Burning it, or defacing it in anyway is a direct insult to us all. God Bless America.
Casey

Muskegon, MI

#15 May 7, 2008
I cannot believe this is even worthy to be on the news! Isn't their anything more important that could of replaced it? Maybe an update on how many innocent people are shot dead overseas by people waving that flag.

FOR GOD SAKES ITS A PIECE OF CLOTH! quite crying.

“Tomorrow is another today”

Since: Feb 08

Grand Rapids

#16 May 7, 2008
When they find the person(s) responsible I think that they should let a few Veterans give them a short but sweet lesson in why the flag means something.
sam022101

Muskegon, MI

#18 May 7, 2008
Casey wrote:
I cannot believe this is even worthy to be on the news! Isn't their anything more important that could of replaced it? Maybe an update on how many innocent people are shot dead overseas by people waving that flag.
FOR GOD SAKES ITS A PIECE OF CLOTH! quite crying.
You're ignorant. It's not just a piece of cloth. It is a symbol of our nation and what many have died to defend. People like you and whoever is responsibly for burning this flag are an embarassment to our country. You should be ashamed of yourself for saying something so disrespectful!

Since: Jan 08

ionia mi

#19 May 7, 2008
this is what i would like to see.we need to send all are troops home like my husband and all the men and women that are in iraq.and send all the bad people over there.so that they will know how much we love the usa and are freedom.dont burning our flag.god bless all of our troops and the one that died to defend.
anti socialist

Holland, MI

#20 May 7, 2008
Casey wrote:
I cannot believe this is even worthy to be on the news! Isn't their anything more important that could of replaced it? Maybe an update on how many innocent people are shot dead overseas by people waving that flag.
FOR GOD SAKES ITS A PIECE OF CLOTH! quite crying.
Here is the liberal voice.
Everything comes back to the war for liberals, know why?, because every liberal issue depends on us losing the war.
eroding the cornerstones of our great country is the goal of the liberals.
liberals are our enemies just as much as any terrorist.
Howieduesit

Maricopa, AZ

#21 May 7, 2008
Good! Burn another one...it is YOUR RIGHT TO DO SO... The Swastika is a symbol too is it ok to burn that?

MMMMMMM?

If you don't allow freedoms...THEN YOU MOVE! Cuba and China are waiting for you....

Since: Apr 08

Kent City, MI

#22 May 8, 2008
JOHN WAYNE-RANDOLPH SCOTT wrote:
Was Obama's Preacher in the city?
......(blank stare)

Since: Apr 08

Kent City, MI

#23 May 8, 2008
anti socialist wrote:
<quoted text>
eroding the cornerstones of our great country is the goal of the liberals.
liberals are our enemies just as much as any terrorist.
I'm not a Liberal, but that sounds like crazy talk to me.

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