Stolen flag recovered
By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau
The Circle Park flag, donated by the Woodmen of the World in memory of those who perished during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been found and returned to the Eunice Police Department.
As mentioned in Sunday’s edition of The Eunice News, was stolen from the park a few days after the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony, the ropes holding Old Glory aloft sliced during the night.
The flag, which also honors the past, present and future service of first responders, was spotted covering a grave at St. Paul Cemetery, severed ropes still attached.
“I thought it was an awfully nice flag to be draped across a grave, especially since the people weren’t dead yet,” said Logan Young, who returned the flag to the police.
The grave the flag was on is prepaid, and as yet unused.
“I guess they had nothing better to do with (the flag),” Young said.
However, it wasn’t until he saw Sunday’s Eunice News that he identified the flag.
“When I saw the newspaper, I put two and two together, and took it to the police,” Young said.
Seargent Micha Arceneaux acknowledged receiving the flag Sunday, with the severed rope still attached, and said it was turned over to the Mayor’s office.