To The Reader's Forum:
A sincere thank you from Cassadaga Memorial Post 1280 to those individuals that in any way helped in the recovery of the American and POW-MIA flags which were taken from the Cassadaga Cemetery Veterans Circle Memorial. Thank you to the Dunkirk Observer and Jamestown Post-Journal for printing our article concerning the theft, also Great Lakes Tree Service for installing new ropes to the flag poles.
The outpouring of concern was tremendous, members and non-members of the Legion family expressed shock that any individual would steal flags from a Veterans Memorial.
Some offered donations toward replacement flags. This past week an observant citizen noticed flags on private property that looked out of place. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department investigated and returned them to our Post.
There are many patriotic citizens in Chautauqua County and we as veterans appreciate their constant and generous support. Americanism is alive and well in this great county.
Cassadaga Memorial Post 1280 commander