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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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