Officials: American flags ‘stolen’ off veterans’ graves in Neptune likely taken by animals

American Legion Post #346 had placed at least 20 flags on the gravesites of veterans at the Mount Prospect Cemetery.

Matt Trapani

May 22, 2024, 9:17 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Officials say they think they have solved the question of who took American flags placed on veterans’ graves at Neptune Township cemetery earlier this week.
They believe they were likely taken by animals and not disgruntled residents.
American Legion Post #346 had placed at least 20 flags on the gravesites of veterans at the Mount Prospect Cemetery. When the flags went missing, officials feared that vandals stole them.
But officials say that it is now more likely that squirrels or foxes took the flags to use them to line their dens.
A member of the VFW in Totowa tells News 12 that a similar thing happened in their town when trying to place flags on gravesites.


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