Texas Panhandle War Memorial flag stolen
The United States flag was stolen from the Texas Panhandle War Memorial in Amarillo. The 3’ x 5’ flag was located in the center of the Memorial grounds surrounded by granite monoliths etched with the names of Texas Panhandle residents who gave their lives for our freedom. This desecration of our country’s flag surrounded by heroes is unconscionable.
Sometime between late Sunday afternoon May 31 and Monday morning June 1 someone cut the rope on the Memorial’s 35’ flagpole in the center of the monuments honoring our fallen soldiers. The flag was stolen, and the rope pulled down from the flagpole. The rope was found in a trash can on the Memorial property but is damaged beyond further use. A bucket lift truck will have to be used to reinstall new rope and a flag before our service members can be property honored again.
If you have any knowledge about this theft and vandalism, please contact Crime Stoppers, 806-374-4400.