“It just never occurred to me that someone would go around stealing flags from graves.”
Griffin said her latest theft occurred in late July, just three weeks after the flag was mounted on the permanent pole at her husband’s gravesite.
Cornelius D. Griffin died Nov. 9, 2008. Griffin said she didn’t put up a new flag for Veterans Day because she feared having a new flag stolen, too.
Police have told her they will watch for thefts from the cemetery.
To report missing flags, call Whitney Christopher at the Athens Cemetery Department at 256-233-8743.