On the eve of Memorial Day, residents of Cedar Falls, Iowa awoke to discover someone had vandalized a memorial to veterans.
“The Freedom Rock,” which is painted to feature a draped American flag, a quadruple amputee in a Navy t-shirt and a woman praying over a headstone, was tagged with black spray paint Saturday night, KWWL reports.
Vandals partially covered a poem reading:
When the battles are done The war isn’t over For our veterans Or their family
It is just the beginning.
Cedar Falls American Legion No. 237 Commander Tom Hagarty tells The Courier a cleanup is being planned.
The keepers of a memorial for veterans are being forced to fund a surveillance system so they can thwart future acts of vandalism.
KIMA reports Yakima, Washington’s Veterans Memorial site at Sarge Hubbard Park has been hit more than once by vandals, and they’re installing a surveillance camera so they can catch perpetrators in the act in the future.
“It was just beyond words for someone to come and vandalize something like this that means so much to so many,” Navy veteran Lois Cruikshank tells the news station.
The memorial, a battle cross sculpture, honors local soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.
The Yakima Beta Sigma Phi raised $1,000, KAPP reports. The memorial originally cost $8,000.
KIMA reported last year, vandals broke the top part of the bronze statue off, leaving only the boots and a portion of the gun barrel.
“We helped move it here,” Combat Veterans United member Bryan Gerken told the news station at the time. “We thought it’d be safe, something for the community to enjoy or sit and ponder, and somebody has to come and steal it; it’s a shame.”
It’s common knowledge that Rosie O’Donnell is no fan of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, but the foul-mouthed comedienne’s recent performance in New York City revealed she’s utterly obsessed with hatred.
O’Donnell provided the opening act for a Cyndi Lauper and Boy George concert at Beacon Theatre on Thursday, and her vulgar, obscenity-filled routine was focused squarely on The Donald.
Are the wheels falling off the Clinton Coronation Express?
Amid the ongoing FBI investigation and Hillary Clinton’s inability to admit she did anything wrong, campaign manager Robby Mook is now acknowledging publicly that fundraising is on the decline.
You’re the only reason that Hillary Clinton is on the verge of making history. And I have no doubt that many of you are planning to get involved later on, or may be working hard in ways that aren’t always visible to the campaign.
But for the time being, our fundraising is actually DOWN slightly from where it was in April. I don’t know if it’s that you think we don’t need the money yet (we do), or that Trump couldn’t possibly win (he really, really could), or if you’re just exhausted from a long primary (I don’t blame you!) — but whatever your reasons are, I am personally asking you to get up off the bench and help make sure the most extreme, erratic presidential nominee in history never makes it to the White House. (emphasis added)