As Americans show their love of country this Independence Day, they’re being forced to battle vandals and arsonists. A video has emerged of whooping, dancing, and celebrating around a burning American flag. In Georgia, neighborhoods have suddenly been hit by a rash of flag thefts. “It frustrates me,” Eric Irvin says of the thief who swiped flags from the houses in his neighborhood, which is filled with veterans. “I served for 20 years and it means a lot to me and my soldiers,” neighbor Bob Karpiak told ABC 57. “I served in the United States Army for more than 16 years,” neighbor Frank Ward said, according to ABC 57. “All of us patriotic folks who live here have a problem with this.” Meanwhile, a homeowner in Dearborn Heights, Michigan came home to find her flag ripped off her front porch and burned in her front yard. “Responding officers found the flag charred and in several small pieces when they arrived at the house,” the Press and Guide reports. Smyrna, Delaware residents decorated their town with small American flags along the roadways. “We just put them up Thursday and they hadn’t been up 24 hours yet,” Mayor Joanne Masten told the Delaware State News. “It looks like they took the flags and just snapped them off.” Stan Sniezyk visits his father’s grave every week at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, and that was his reaction when he saw piles of torn and tattered American flags at the cemetery in Exeter last weekend. “It just broke my heart because everyone in this cemetery fought under that banner and every fiber of that flag is their blood, sweat and tears,” he said.