A Seattle couple is hoping that the person who stole an American flag from their front yard will have a change of heart and return the highly-sentimental item soon.

“Duff and Sharon Kennedy were celebrating more than the 4th of July when they unfurled their giant American flag in front of their West Seattle home,” King5.com reports.

“The flag was used to drape the casket of Duff’s son, Roger, after he was killed in Vietnam in 1972,” the report adds.

Man, a veteran’s casket flag:

“The flag was one that was given to us by the military,” said Duff Kennedy. “That was after my son’s death in Vietnam.”

The Kennedy’s say that when they got home from watching fireworks on Independence Day, the flag, which is about 6 feet, by 10 feet, was gone.

“They don’t believe the person who took the flag knew how special it was to them,” the report notes. “The couple says they’re happy to buy an even bigger flag for someone who returns the flag.”

Hopefully, these reports will convince whoever took the flag to return it soon.

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