Nonprofit vets group donates flags after man's flags burned
By Tracy Jacim, Anchor -
HOWIE-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
A nonprofit group has stepped in to donate American flags to a military veteran whose flags were burned in his yard last week.
Fred Moore of the group Flags4Vets showed up at the home of William Overbay on Friday to personally deliver the flags to the former airman, 72.
Overbay woke up Thursday morning to see the words "Obama 4 Life" spray-painted on his driveway, his Mitt Romney campaign signs vandalized with metallic spray paint and the 16 small American flags in his yard burned.
Moore traveled from Tampa after seeing Thursday's Fox 35 segment about Overbay's burned flags.
When he arrived, Moore handed Overbay a handful of flags, a gesture that made the veterans salute each another.
"Thank you very much. These are very special. They deserve a salute," Overbay said. "I will treat them with great pride."
Said Moore: "Had Bill and I been here together when they came to take these flags down, there would have been a knock-down, drag-out of major proportions. They can burn them and burn them, but we'll put them out endlessly. We can bring them faster than they can burn them."
Howey-in-the-Hills Police are investigating, because accelerant was used to start the fire that burned the American flags.
Meanwhile, the two vets are united against the vandals.
"Veterans all stick together. we're all brothers," they said.