Hundreds of flag holders stolen from cemeteries

BYRON, N.Y. (WIVB) – Hundreds of American Legion flag holders were stolen from cemeteries in Genesee County.

New York State police said almost 400 flag holders are missing from cemeteries in the Byron-Bergen region of the county. They were discovered to be missing over the weekend, but it’s unknown when they were taken.

Police said each holder is a five inch, one pound bronze medallion with the words “American Legion” in an outer circle, and a star with “US” in the inner circle. Each one is worth about $32.

Police ask anyone with information to call 585-344-6200.

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