On Wednesday, Marine veteran Brian Ellison of Phoenix, Arizona, was devastated to find that his American flag had been vandalized and torched.
The flag had been attached to the front porch area of his home, but Ellison found the tarnished remains of his prized possession at the end of his driveway one recent morning.
Ellison soon called the police to report the vandalism.
“There’s two, big pieces that you feel when you see something like that,” Ellison told Fox News. “You’re sad and you’re mad. There’s not a lot that you can do about either one of them. So, I came home and put another flag up.”
Ellison’s wife, Lisa, said that her husband’s facial expression in reaction to his flag being destroyed was as if “somebody shot him.”
“The flag means everything to me,” Ellison said to Fox News. “When you say your oath, and you join the military, you stand in front of that flag … when you raise your right hand. When we lose a service member or a veteran dies, we put it on the casket.”
“He just was devastated that somebody would do this,” Lisa added.
— 12 News (@12News) April 2, 2017
H/T: Fox News
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