A concrete bench and flagpole were donated by Muskego's American Legion Post 356 on Flag Day of this year, but it was discovered on Patriot Day that the bench was the target of vandals.
"As I prepared to lower the flag in honor of 9-11 disaster, I noticed that the American Legion emblem that was attached to the bench was missing," post commander Fred Korth told Muskego Patch. "This Flag pole and bench was donated to the honor all men and women that have served and are still serving the United States of America."
The flagpole and bench are located in front of the Old Town Hall building on the Old Settlement Grounds, and parks director Craig Anderson said he was not aware of the incident until Wednesday. He also confirmed that it wasn't a matter of the emblem falling off and being taken for a future repair.
The post will replace the emblem, which is made of bronze, if no one comes forward to return it. However, the cost to replace it was not the point, according to Korth.
"It is not the cost of the emblem that matters, it's the lack of respect that was shown by the person or persons who removed the emblem," he said.