Veteran Grave Markers Taken from Memorial in the Poconos

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POCONO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Veteran grave markers were taken from a war memorial in the Poconos.

Those markers were reported missing from the war memorial near Tannersville by members of the American Legion Post 903 in Mount Pocono.

The post commander says the markers are worth anywhere between $20 and $40 a piece and went missing last Thursday.

The markers were lined up at the back of the war memorial and symbolized different conflicts that were fought by American servicemen and servicewomen.

"I couldn't believe it but yet it happens every year. Every year you hear about them being stolen from somewhere," said post commander Tom Bowditch.

Bowditch says a legion member noticed the markers were missing last Thursday.

American flags that were attached to the markers were also found in a nearby pond.

The missing markers are made of brass and aluminum and originally cost anywhere between $20 and $40.

"We did make a police report and the police contacted all the scrap yards and so they all know already that someone might be coming in with them."

Members of the American Legion say they work very hard on this memorial, and they are upset to see that anyone would take something from it.

This is the second time someone has stolen from the American Legion Post 903.

Last year, someone stole poppy money from a restaurant in Mount Pocono where the post was collecting money just before Veterans Day.

The commander can't believe someone would take from them again and hopes this time the person is caught.

"You're almost guaranteed to get caught. Everyone knows they are stolen," Bowditch said.

Anyone with information on the missing grave markers is asked to contact Pocono Township Police.


  • My Foot

    I spent Easter Dinner with my Veteran uncle. A man who when asked to serve his country….he did…….Trump stated” You cannot be great unless your rich”…….So sad.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      Donald Trump, then a candidate in May 2016, was talking about making America wealthy – not himself, LIAR. Now that that’s out of the way, please enlighten us as to the service records of Presidents Clinton and Obama.

      • My Foot

        All I do is quote Trump…and you get mad……..”You cannot be great unless your are rich”….,,Do you agree?

      • My Foot

        Trump was a draft dodger……Obama’s age range did not have a draft……..Please open your eyes to Facts!……..Please!!!!

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Your use of Trump’s ‘quote’ was taken out of context in the first place, and your disingenuous use of it made it a lie. Mad? A little miffed maybe, but not mad. I see crap like this from the left on the web all the time.

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