Flag stolen from Madisonville veterans memorial recovered

Flag stolen from Madisonville veterans memorial recovered

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A replacement flag was put up immediately after the flag was taken. A replacement flag was put up immediately after the flag was taken.

MADISONVILLE (WATE) - Madisonville police have found the American flag that went missing on Memorial Day evening from a local veterans memorial.

The massive, 60' by 30' flag was taken from the Veterans Flag Memorial on Highway 411 sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday.

A $5,000 reward was offered for its return.

On Thursday, Madisonville police recovered the flag at a home on Highway 360 in Tellico Plains.

Police said they have identified a person of interest and are continuing to investigate, but so far no arrests have been made.

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