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Flag Stolen From Unalaska’s Post Office Replaced By Donation

Berett Wilber

The Unalaska post office is flying a new American flag, just days after its original red, white, and blue banner was stolen.

Postmaster Jamesa Marino-Tickle said the replacement was hoisted Friday, thanks to a donation from Mayor Frank Kelty.

"We've had so much positive feedback and support from the community," she said, in response to the theft.

The 4-by-10-foot flag was cut from its rope Monday night, about a month after it was hoisted for Memorial Day. Before that, Marino-Tickle said the flag pole had stood bare for more than a decade.

"It was a sense of pride, having this flag up at long last after 15-plus years," she said. "Then it was a bit devastating to note that someone had just gone and helped themselves to it."

She said the culprit can return the original flag to the post office, no questions asked.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019.
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