My husband is 90 years old and a veteran of World War I and was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross along with other air metals. He is a true patriot and had installed a tall flag pole in our front yard. He flew the American flag with pride. Someone came during the night, pulled down the flag and left it in tatters on the ground along with the spotlight. We are saddened to have this experience. It is a serious legal offense. Unfortunately, the culprit will not have the intelligence to read this nor will he understand the severity of his actions.