Replacing a WWII Veteran's Flags

$4,023 of $500 goal

Raised by 142 people in 2 months
Echo Barclay  LAS VEGAS, NV
Yesterday morning, my father, a WWII Veteran, woke up, only to find that his flags were burned to ashes. He had a large American flag and a large Navy flag, flying proudly in his front yard as well as 2 flags flying on his car. Someone during the night, came into his yard and burned them right off the pole and his car. It killed me, watching his story on the news and seeing him get choked up when he was trying to talk about what happened. I cannot believe that someone could do this to him. He's such a sweet old man that loves to talk to everybody and tell them his stories from the war. I'm reaching out in hopes of getting him some help with replacing what has been lost: 1. Replacing all the flags that were burned and the pole (if needed) 2. Fixing the damage on his car and 3. Getting a couple of security cameras installed to help him feel a little safer. I want him to see that there are still some good people out there. Any little bit helps. Thank you so much. I know he will truly appreciate it.
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Update 1
Posted by Echo Barclay
1 month ago
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I'd like to take a moment to thank everybody who helped my family out after what had happened at my dad's house a couple of weeks ago. Also, a big thank you to all who sent him letters, called him, visited him, and all of your kind words. It's truly amazing that so many people have come together to help my dad out. Almost everything has been fixed or replaced, (still working on a few things) and we were able to afford everything my dad needed to get security cameras put in his house and make his home a safer place. I never thought that his story would go national and touch so many people. The people who did this, have not been caught, yet, but they have people working on finding who did and I'm sure they'll get what they deserve.

Also, those of you with concerns, my father is aware of this page, he wasn't aware of what the money was going towards because we weren't sure what was being donated and what we would need to use the money on. A lot more was raised than what I asked for and that will help him greatly with other things he needs.
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Dan Gaita
2 months ago

Dear Barclay Family, In honor of your father and his service, our agency, Operation Vet Fit is coordinating with other agencies, veterans and retired NYPD police to begin a flag relay from "Ground Zero" NYC to Mr. Barclay's home. The plan is to arrive on or about July 4th. We have set up a facebook page for this relay here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244829998939787/ - anyone is welcome to participate. Semper Fidelis.

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Echo Barclay
2 months ago

Sir, this is not a fake account. I am his actual daughter, trying to get him help.

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Rosemary Jerab Peters
2 months ago

This is my brother in law and Echo is my neice. Screw anyone claiming this is a scam. Keep your effed up comments to yourself and move on.

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Joshua Cadman
2 months ago
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Echo Barclay, I want to do something for your Father. I make wooden flags and I would like to make and send him one. Please message me on this account or visit my Facebook Page '' Rustic Honor" and message me there. I see he is a WWII Navy Veteran, that would be incorporated into the flag. Please Respond, Thanks

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Chelsea Marie Alderete
2 months ago
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I hope they find some justice for your father. I'm so sorry to hear about such sick people that don't value the own very country they live in, let alone the veterans who faught to help keep us united. I love you echo! I'm sorry I can't help and donate, but I will definitely spread the word! Your father deserves it!!

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Adam Brooks
2 months ago
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Thanks to Sunset Collision and Henderson Hyundai, Mr. Barclay's car is fixed. We are just finishing up with replacing the tint that was damaged in the fire. He will have the car tomorrow. We here at Vegas Henderson Rentals got him a 2017 Elantra to roll around with in the mean time.

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JD Soward
2 months ago
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Use extra $ for visit to WW-II Memorial in DC?

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Angel Johnson-Cruz
2 months ago

Ms Barclay, your father says he has no idea about this go fund me page, why is that??? Where's the money going???

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Matthew Smith
2 months ago

I stand corrected.

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Matthew Smith
2 months ago

the story is real, the go fund me is fake. Don't give you're money to these scam artist.

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Ronda Depenbusch
2 months ago

Matthew Smith you have ALOT of nerve, I hope your deleted & blocked from this page. This is real! You have no idea of what your saying. Prayers to the Barclay's And hoping the perps are caught & punished. Thank you for your service Mr. Barclay!

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Theresa Cavanaugh
2 months ago

Thank you for your service Mr. Barclay.

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Alana Garas
2 months ago

Ms. Barclay, Would like to send your father a replacement flag, can you please send me an email? pao(at)cvn77.navy.mil

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Linda Grady Maurer
2 months ago

Matthew Smith, I am not hesitant to donate to this gentle, sweet soul who served in WW11, and I'd be honored to share this story to the world.... I hope it goes viral!!!!

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Dawn Hopkins Martin
2 months ago

Link to story by actual news channel KTNV. Reporter was Gina Lazara.... https://www.facebook.com/KTNVLasVegas/videos/10154522662223802/

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Dawn Hopkins Martin
2 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/KTNVLasVegas/videos/10154522662223802/

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Camby A Lindsey
2 months ago

Echo don't let the negative stuff get to you! Don't even read the post, seriously. Just watch the donations grow! Share share share!

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Diana Lynn Kay
2 months ago

Low lifes. You cant fix stupid,rude,entitled,selfish,punks...you can only hope they grow up at some point in their life. It truly starts with the parents and their examples and to make their kids get off their lazy butts and work for everything. They learn to value hard work and sacrifice. They also will NEVER learn what true courage,sacrifice and bravery is unless they have the guts to be of service to our country in the military and/or fought in a war. There is a huge,huge difference between cowards and courage and criminals and heroes....these idiots broke the law and are cowards.They will amount to nothing. This brave hero is a real man and someone to look up to! Thank you for all you have done and sacrificed for others ♥

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$4,023 of $500 goal

Raised by 142 people in 2 months
Created February 16, 2017
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
RH
$25
Ryanne Hilton
2 months ago

From our family. Thank you for your dedication and service. PFC. JC Hall and Family

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
GW
$5
Gavin Williamson
2 months ago
$10
Michael McKiernan
2 months ago
KK
$50
kathryn keenan
2 months ago

Sir I am truly sorry for the damage caused on your property. Thank you for your service protecting America. God bless you.

PB
$25
Peter Beauregard
2 months ago

Thank you for your service.

SO
$25
Suzanne OConnorRay
2 months ago
$50
Keith Blanton
2 months ago
WT
$10
Willa&Jeff Tolliver
2 months ago
Dan Gaita
2 months ago

Dear Barclay Family, In honor of your father and his service, our agency, Operation Vet Fit is coordinating with other agencies, veterans and retired NYPD police to begin a flag relay from "Ground Zero" NYC to Mr. Barclay's home. The plan is to arrive on or about July 4th. We have set up a facebook page for this relay here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244829998939787/ - anyone is welcome to participate. Semper Fidelis.

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Echo Barclay
2 months ago

Sir, this is not a fake account. I am his actual daughter, trying to get him help.

+ Read More
Rosemary Jerab Peters
2 months ago

This is my brother in law and Echo is my neice. Screw anyone claiming this is a scam. Keep your effed up comments to yourself and move on.

+ Read More
Joshua Cadman
2 months ago
7
7

Echo Barclay, I want to do something for your Father. I make wooden flags and I would like to make and send him one. Please message me on this account or visit my Facebook Page '' Rustic Honor" and message me there. I see he is a WWII Navy Veteran, that would be incorporated into the flag. Please Respond, Thanks

+ Read More
Chelsea Marie Alderete
2 months ago
2
2

I hope they find some justice for your father. I'm so sorry to hear about such sick people that don't value the own very country they live in, let alone the veterans who faught to help keep us united. I love you echo! I'm sorry I can't help and donate, but I will definitely spread the word! Your father deserves it!!

+ Read More
Adam Brooks
2 months ago
1
1

Thanks to Sunset Collision and Henderson Hyundai, Mr. Barclay's car is fixed. We are just finishing up with replacing the tint that was damaged in the fire. He will have the car tomorrow. We here at Vegas Henderson Rentals got him a 2017 Elantra to roll around with in the mean time.

+ Read More
JD Soward
2 months ago
1
1

Use extra $ for visit to WW-II Memorial in DC?

+ Read More
Angel Johnson-Cruz
2 months ago

Ms Barclay, your father says he has no idea about this go fund me page, why is that??? Where's the money going???

+ Read More
Matthew Smith
2 months ago

I stand corrected.

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Matthew Smith
2 months ago

the story is real, the go fund me is fake. Don't give you're money to these scam artist.

+ Read More
Ronda Depenbusch
2 months ago

Matthew Smith you have ALOT of nerve, I hope your deleted & blocked from this page. This is real! You have no idea of what your saying. Prayers to the Barclay's And hoping the perps are caught & punished. Thank you for your service Mr. Barclay!

+ Read More
Theresa Cavanaugh
2 months ago

Thank you for your service Mr. Barclay.

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Alana Garas
2 months ago

Ms. Barclay, Would like to send your father a replacement flag, can you please send me an email? pao(at)cvn77.navy.mil

+ Read More
Linda Grady Maurer
2 months ago

Matthew Smith, I am not hesitant to donate to this gentle, sweet soul who served in WW11, and I'd be honored to share this story to the world.... I hope it goes viral!!!!

+ Read More
Dawn Hopkins Martin
2 months ago

Link to story by actual news channel KTNV. Reporter was Gina Lazara.... https://www.facebook.com/KTNVLasVegas/videos/10154522662223802/

+ Read More
Dawn Hopkins Martin
2 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/KTNVLasVegas/videos/10154522662223802/

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Camby A Lindsey
2 months ago

Echo don't let the negative stuff get to you! Don't even read the post, seriously. Just watch the donations grow! Share share share!

+ Read More
Diana Lynn Kay
2 months ago

Low lifes. You cant fix stupid,rude,entitled,selfish,punks...you can only hope they grow up at some point in their life. It truly starts with the parents and their examples and to make their kids get off their lazy butts and work for everything. They learn to value hard work and sacrifice. They also will NEVER learn what true courage,sacrifice and bravery is unless they have the guts to be of service to our country in the military and/or fought in a war. There is a huge,huge difference between cowards and courage and criminals and heroes....these idiots broke the law and are cowards.They will amount to nothing. This brave hero is a real man and someone to look up to! Thank you for all you have done and sacrificed for others ♥

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