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U.S. Flag Damaged, Ripped From Woman's Home

Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 09, 2017

A Gallatin woman has been searching for answers after she found her American flag torn and damaged.

Mandy Flansburg has only lived at her current address in Gallatin for three months and said the flag has flown on a pole from her porch since she moved in.

On Monday around 2:30 p.m., she saw the flag flying; however, when she went out around 4 p.m. to get her daughter off the school bus, it was damaged and on her front porch.

She had been home the entire time, while she said someone apparently ripped the flag from the pole and possibly even stabbed it. The flag had multiple rips and tears.

“My country means a lot to me. I’m sorry that it doesn’t mean much to you, but this flag is like my Bible,” Flansburg said. “It respects my country just as well as I respect God, and I’d like to say if you can live with doing this, I’m sorry for you at the end, buddy.”

Flansburg said she posted about the incident on social media. Several veterans reached out to her offering to dispose of the flag properly. She added one of them has also offered to get her a new flag, since she does plan to continue flying one at her home.