- Associated Press - Thursday, July 27, 2017

CAIRO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’ve charged a 17-year-old boy with damaging several publicly displayed banners honoring veterans in a Hudson Valley town.

WNYT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2h5dbBp ) police in the Greene County town of Cairo (KAY’-roh) say the teen turned himself in and was charged with felony criminal mischief. Police aren’t releasing his name because of his age.

Officials in the rural town 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Albany say seven of the hometown hero banners were found to have been slashed last week. The local historical society has hung more than 275 of the banners along the town’s main thoroughfares since the project started in 2013.

The banners honor local men and women who have served in the military going back to the French and Indian War to today’s conflicts. The damaged banners will be replaced.


Information from: WNYT-TV, https://www.wnyt.com

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