DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Kathrine Dodd, U.S. Air Force
Upstate New Yorker Cathy Scoppo was relieved to find that an American flag stolen from her was recovered by Missouri police in Willard County on the Fourth of July.
Scoppo lost her father in 1969 when she was just 14 years old. He served during World War II and died of cancer at just 47. Upon his death, she was given the flag, which draped the casket during his funeral.
She said the flag was stolen on Memorial Day, as she displayed it at her family’s Cherry Grove campground near Wolcott, in Wayne County, New York.
The alleged thief is a Missouri teenager who was visiting his grandparents at the campground. Texts apparently implicated him in the crime.
Over the last month, Willard County police worked with Wayne County police to try to get the flag home to Scoppo, however they told her that there was a possibility that the flag could not be retrieved.
According to Ozarks First, Scoppo said she was very pleased with the response she received from the authorities in terms of the timeliness and investigation, but sad to know that she may not get the flag back.
However, she was elated when she received word from the Missouri police that they had in fact recovered the flag.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.