GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – On July 3rd, police say vandals destroyed several American flags flying on either side of the Mianus River Bridge in Greenwich.

That was bad enough. On Saturday, they struck again, according to Selectman Davis Theis.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau

“This time around they just broke several of the fiberglass poles,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “The flags were not stolen and ripped away as they were last time, and it might very well be that someone was coming by.”

Theis told Schneidau that the vandalism has angered the community.

“The community is quite angry about this occurrence,” he said. “You know, these flags have come to symbolize a strong sense of patriotism and appreciation that the Greenwich community has for all that America is and does.”

He said volunteers at the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department have replaced the flags and residents have been generous in donating funds for the effort but no one knows why the flags were destroyed.

The vandals remain at large.

If you want to donate to the effort to replace the flags, please send a check to: Cos Cob VFD, 200 Post Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.