A Marine veteran and his wife discovered early Wednesday morning that arsonists had burned their American flag flying outside their home.
Brian Ellison was getting ready to leave for work when he noticed the flag’s ashes scattered across the driveway.
“When I looked down, it was the American flag that we fly on the front of our house,” Ellison told KTVK. “It had been burned. It had caught fire. And then I looked at the flagpole and all of the flag had burned off of the pole.”
The family has no idea who would want to hurt them like this.
“This was not right,” said Ellison’s wife, Lisa. “It’s personal.”
“Somebody may think it’s their right to burn the flag, but it doesn’t make it right,” said Ellison.
The police are conducting an investigation into the incident. In the meantime, the Ellisons have hung up a new flag.
“I want everyone in Ahwatukee to get their own flag and all of us stand proud and say this is not going to happen anymore,” said Lisa Ellison.
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