A National Guard soldier in California expressed disbelief after she found the American flag outside her home ripped from its spot along with its flagpole bracket.

Christina Sudtell, a specialist who lives in Folsom, said in a Facebook post, “This especially hits me hard because I’m a soldier, and this flag represents all I stand for.”

Lisa Bowden, who lives in the neighborhood and has a flag outside her home, told Fox 40 that her boyfriend recently shipped off to Army basic training in Georgia and it would be “heartbreaking for him” if something happened to their flag.

Sudtell has since removed the posting from her Facebook page.