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Albany veterans get pledges to replace stolen rebar

Albany's ceremony honoring the victims of the 9-11 attacks will go on as planned thanks to  generous donors.

It was in jeopardy because metal thieves stole a thousand pieces of rebar the American Legion used to hold American flags in place at the Patriots Field of Flags.

Two people stepped up to replace the stolen rebar.

Henry Oliner from General Steel in Macon is providing replacement rebar, and an anonymous donor has offered to help pay for it.  American Legion Post 30 members say they were confident they would get the help they needed to recover from the theft.

Patriot's Field of Flags Chairman Marvin Mixon said "I suppose for every two or three bad people there are probably 8 or 9 good people. So we think we are going to be able to make it."

The one thousand flags will fly proudly September 10th in Albany, memorializing the victims on the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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