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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As we continue to remember the anniversary of September 11, one Wilmington couple’s attempt at respect fell victim to vandals.

To honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Jason and Jennifer Saucier hung an American flag outside of their business. Two days later, they came back to find their proud display of patriotism charred and smoldering on the ground.

“This is American soil, so who’s doing this? Americans,” Jason Saucier said. “What kind of American burns an American flag at a business? This is not a political rally or something; this is my place of business that I worked hard to create.”

The Sauciers own Prima Day Spa in Wilmington. They are proud Americans who say they just wanted to show their respect for our country. Jennifer said, at first, she could not believe what she saw.

“I just drove up this morning, and it was singed, gone,” she said. “I’m just sick.”

“It’s just… I don’t know what to say. It’s just so disrespectful,” Jason said. “On the way over here, I was thinking, I’m trying to make the best out of this, I’m thinking, ‘Well, maybe it’s just kids.’ But then I think, ‘Who’s influencing the kids?'”

The Sauciers say they are shocked that someone would burn their attempt to honor the flag and those who have fallen for it, but they won’t let it break their American spirit.

“I’m not going to be intimidated by somebody burning a flag, a childish gesture,” Jason said. “I’m just going to put my new flag up and let that sit for a while.”

Jennifer said she’s “just hoping that nothing like this will ever happen again.”

Jennifer says there are no surveillance cameras on their building, but the Sauciers hope cameras across the street in Target’s parking lot caught whoever is responsible.

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8 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: American flag honoring 9/11 victims burned"

2015 years 8 months ago

you just keep drinking that Obama-lama-ding-dong koolaid….I hope your car breaks down on election day!

2015 years 8 months ago

If YOU knew the real definition of a “tea bagger” you might not be so happy to be one. But then again….

2015 years 8 months ago

I like koolaid.

2015 years 8 months ago

You and your Obama idiots came up with the term teabaggers because you are scared of the TEA PARTY, you think it makes you feel good to name them teabaggers..this is a term that probably fits your liberal life style if you get my meaning. Obama is on the way out so get used to it buttercup.You and your other socialist bunch will get back on the back burner where you belong..GOOD RIDDENCE

2015 years 8 months ago

If you knew the true definition of a “tea bagger” ,you would know that none of them would ever burn the American flag.

2015 years 8 months ago

a lot of LIBERALS move to a lovely city like Wilmington. It’s no surprise that LIBERALS become people like John Walker Lindh. Misguided Marin County hot tubbers.

2015 years 8 months ago

Actually, I bet it was a bunch of tea baggers that did it, since they hate the USA and want to rebuild it in the image that Michelle Bachmann carries around in her feeble mind.

2015 years 8 months ago

I hope the person or persons responsible for this disgusting act are identified and punished to the fullest extent of the law. No true American would ever burn our flag, except when it is properly retired from service.


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