Recycling Assoc. reacts to military cemetery thefts

The vase from a military grave was stolen for its copper.
The vase from a military grave was stolen for its copper.

WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News received this statement from Graham L. Champion, Executive Director of the Alabama Recycling Association after airing a report about thieves stealing copper items from a Wetumpka area cemetery's military headstones:

"The Alabama Recycling Association strongly condemns the actions of those who desecrated the grave sites of veterans at the Pine View Memorial Gardens in Wetumpka by stealing the copper urns from the graves.

The Members of the Alabama Recycling Association are committed to eliminating the theft of metals of any kind and will support the prosecution of all who are involved in the theft and disposal of stolen metal property to the fullest extent of the law.

In an effort to reduce the theft of metal property the Alabama Recycling Association is currently working with a coalition including AT&T, Alabama Power Company, US Steel, law enforcement and others to strengthen Alabama's laws dealing with the theft of  metal property."

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