- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Six of the 120 flags that lined a Bismarck street for a Memorial day parade were stolen.

Bismarck Optimist Club President Krista Fremming tells the Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1Ujr1Ym ) that volunteers usually set up the flags in the morning and remove them in the evening. This year, volunteers left the flags up until Tuesday because they were wet from rain.

The volunteer organization reported the theft to Bismarck Police. The flags are valued flags at $50 each, for a total loss of $300.

The club puts out the flags each year to honor the military, encourage patriotism and decorate the city. Since 2012, the club has decorated State Street on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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