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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41)---Along Goss Avenue in the Germantown neighborhood, you'll find American flags flying.
Paul Pellerito was among the people who put a flag up a couple days before the 4th of July.
"It was a big flag. It took up this whole pillar here and I had it clipped on here," Paul Pellerito says, describing the flag.
It was the first time he had taken the flag out of storage. The flag is now missing and the pillar where it flew is empty.
The reason it's so hard for Paul to let it go is the significance of this particular flag.
"My grandma had given it to me after my grandpa passed away," Pellerito says.
His grandpa, Phil Pellerito, served in the Navy during World War II.
Phil Pellerito passed away in 2005, but 8 years before was given an American flag.
Paul still has the official certificate stating the flag was flown over the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in a tribute to the American men killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was also flown in honor of those who fought in World War II and survived, including Paul's grandfather.
Neighbors have stepped up to help and are encouraging the person who took it, to return it back to the empty pillar, or anonymously to the AMVETS Post 9 located at 1567 South Shelby Street.
"Maybe they'll return it when they find out how much it meant to the person," says Danny Mac, who works at AMVETS Post 9.
They understand to Pellerito, it was much more than just a flag that stood for so much.
"It meant a lot to me as a part of my grandpa and part of his service during World War II," says Paul Pellerito.
He's hoping he's able to see it fly again in honor of his grandfather.
"You put something up for 4th of July to celebrate our country and freedom and Independence Day and everything like that, and someone just comes by and takes your flag away. If they could just come by and put it back," says Paul Pellerito.
Pellerito says, his grandmother is the one who passed the flag down to him.
He hasn't told her yet that the flag was stolen in hopes that someone will return it to him.