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  • City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

    09/21/2017 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 26 replies
    The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG
    In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers. The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.
  • Leftists intent to damage civil war graves.

    06/28/2017 7:59:18 AM PDT · by crz · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06.28.2017 | crz
    During the first days of July, 154 years ago, a great battle was fought in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during our Civil War.
  • [T]housands of children run over the graves of fallen soldiers from WWI’s Battle Of Verdun[tr]

    05/31/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Images of thousands of laughing children jogging through one of the most sacred Great War battlefields in the world have caused outrage. They were taken on Sunday during commemorations at Verdun - scene of one of the bloodiest battles in military history. The Battle of Verdun between German and French troops lasted over 300 days, and saw the deaths of more than 300,000 soldiers on both sides in 1916.
  • Native American tribe calls protesters who destroyed 9/11 memorial ‘disgusting’

    09/14/2013 6:47:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/2013 | Robby Soave
    The protesters who uprooted a 9/11 memorial display at a liberal arts college in Vermont claimed they were defending Abenaki tribal lands and taking a stand against U.S. imperialism.The Abenaki tribe’s response? “Disgusting.”Don Stevens, chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, said his tribe did not approve of the actions taken by five people–including one student–at Middlebury College last week. (RELATED: Student destroys 9/11 memorial, citing U.S. imperialism)“We didn’t know anything about this and if we had we certainly wouldn’t have sanctioned it,” he said in a statement to The Addison Independent.The 9/11 memorial display consisted of 2,977 flags placed in...
  • Vandals deface the town war memorial

    12/24/2009 7:25:48 PM PST · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Burton Mail ^ | December 11, 2009 | Richard Castle
    A ROYAL British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burtonʼs war memorial. Roy Whenman, vice-chairman of the town’s Legion branch, received calls from members saying an extremist message had been written on the statue. Having been informed at 9.20am, borough council chiefs had cleaned the graffiti from the relic, situated outside Burton College, in Lichfield Street, by 9.40am. Mr Whenman, of Birches Close, Stretton, has described whoever committed the offence as “diabolical”. He said: “There’s nothing worse, in my eyes, than discrediting a war memorial. It dishonours those who...
  • Flags torn, 115 markers tipped in Pittsburgh's largest Catholic cemetery..

    07/02/2009 4:42:44 PM PDT · by TaraP · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Vandals toppled 115 headstones and ripped up American flags in Hazelwood's Calvary Cemetery, where some of Pittsburgh's noted political, sports, religious and arts figures are buried, causing an estimated tens of thousands of dollars damage. The vandalism discovered Wednesday morning was the worst in the history of the Catholic Cemeteries Association, which oversees 16 cemeteries for the Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Vandals Destroy Fallen Heroes’ Monument, Son of National Pro-Troop Advocate (for the second time)

    04/08/2009 11:35:58 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 100 replies · 6,562+ views ^ | April 8, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Vandals destroy memorial to LCpl Justin Ellsworth for 2nd time (before and after photos)Vandals Destroy Fallen Heroes’ Monument, Son of National Pro-Troop Advocate: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Wednesday, April 8, 2009, Contact: Meghan Tisinger,, (202) 510-5304 Mt. Pleasant, MI – April 8, 2009 – Last week, a monument honoring the life and death of Lance Corporal Justin Ellsworth was vandalized on Island Park near the Michigan Vietnam Memorial. Lance Corporal Ellsworth died on November 13, 2004 which serving in Iraq. His father, John Ellsworth, is the President of Military Families United, an advocacy organization that has recently been vocal in...
  • Burned Flags, Anti-American Writing Found In Hempfield Veterans' Cemetery

    07/16/2008 2:03:13 PM PDT · by SargeK · 21 replies · 175+ views
    State police believe some people are so angry with the current state of the country that they took their frustrations out on a veterans' cemetery in Westmoreland County. Burned flags, broken holders and anti-American writing now litter the Hillview Cemetery in Hempfield Township...
  • France shocked by attack on Muslim war graves

    04/06/2008 7:16:58 PM PDT · by infantrywhooah · 24 replies · 205+ views
    AFP ^ | 06 Apr 08
    ABLAIN-SAINT-NAZAIRE, France (AFP) — Vandals desecrated 148 Muslim graves in France's biggest war cemetery, hanging a pig's head from one tombstone and daubing slogans insulting France's Muslim justice minister, officials said Sunday. President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed "profound outrage" at the "sordid" attack on the Muslim quarter of the Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery, near the northern town of Arras on Saturday night. He vowed that those responsible would be punished. The cemetery is France's biggest military graveyards and commemorates tens of thousands of victims of a series of long and bloody battles for control of northern France at the...
  • Vandals dump paint on veterans memorial

    03/19/2008 6:42:51 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 57 replies · 2,088+ views
    ADN ^ | 19 Mar 08 | JIM HALPIN
    Vandals dumped a bucket of red paint on a downtown veterans memorial this morning, the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, in what police suspect was a symbolic act of protest. Passers-by spotted the blood-toned paint on the Anchorage Veterans Memorial, in the Delaney Park Strip off I Street, during the morning commute and reported it to police. The soldier's helmet was blood red, with the paint dripping down to the ground below. "There's a movement across the country, since it's the fifth anniversary of the war, to protest," police Lt. Paul Honeman said. Police say they are...
  • Thief damages New Haven fountain::War Memorial in New Haven: fountain spigots and fixtures stolen

    03/18/2008 3:35:22 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 14 replies · 582+ views
    Various News Sources | 03/18/2008 | various news sources
    From WTNH, Channel 8 New Haven: Thief damages New Haven fountain Posted Mar. 18, 2008 6:02 AM New Haven (WTNH) _ A thief targeted the fountain on the New Haven Green and caused thousands of dollars in damage. Someone stole 32 bronze nozzles and eight bronze light fixtures from the fountain that sits across from city hall. Police think it has to do with the record-high value of scrap metal, the New Haven Register reported. The city thinks it will cost about $20,000 to repair the fountain, which is also a war memorial.

    02/29/2008 7:17:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 64 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Gathering of Eagles | 2-29-08 | RaceBannon
    The GATHERING OF EAGLES, a patriotic organization whose goal is to publicly support our men and women in uniform, whether active duty or veteran, announces our whole hearted participation with the New Haven GUARDIAN ANGELS in an upcoming rally at the Vietnam and Korean War memorial The Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Walls in New Haven, CT have been desecrated on three separate occasions. It is believed to have been done by Illegal Alien gangs including - but not necessarily limited to - the MS-13 criminal gang organization due to the messages that were scrawled upon the face of these...
  • Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial

    12/31/2007 6:22:54 PM PST · by Flavius · 55 replies · 322+ views
    wtnh ^ | Dec. 30, 2007 | Carolee Salerno
    New Haven (WTNH) _ Veterans are outraged that a war memorial in New Haven has been vandalized. The Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf was spray painted with the threatening words "Kill whites MS 13." Seeing this just crushed the veterans we spoke to. The names on that wall that are covered in paint, are the names of those who fought and died for this country in the Vietnam War. Tonight, police are investigating whether this is the work of a violent street gang, but the veterans we spoke to, say whoever they are, aren't as tough as they might...
  • Vandals deface Vietnam war memorial (New Haven, CT : MS-13 reference)

    12/30/2007 8:19:28 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 92 replies · 763+ views New Haven ^ | December 30, 2007 | Carolee Salerno
    New Haven (WTNH) _ Veterans are outraged that a war memorial in New Haven has been vandalized. The Vietnam War Memorial at Long Wharf was spray painted with the threatening words "Kill whites MS 13." Seeing this just crushed the veterans we spoke to. The names on that wall that are covered in paint, are the names of those who fought and died for this country in the Vietnam War. Tonight, police are investigating whether this is the work of a violent street gang, but the veterans we spoke to, say whoever they are, aren't as tough as they might...
  • War hero's daughter facing arrest for tackling yobs who 'trashed war memorial'

    12/27/2007 7:13:38 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 48 replies · 169+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th December 2007 | LUKE SALKELD
    When she spotted yobs vandalising a war memorial garden, Julie Lake sprang into action. As the daughter of a Second World War RAF pilot – and granddaughter of one of the fallen in the 1914-18 war – she felt it was her duty to intervene. But, after giving the main culprit a talking- to and a 'cuff round the ear', she finds herself facing the prospect of being arrested for assault. Yesterday Mrs Lake accused police of failing to follow up her complaints about graffiti and other hooliganism in the memorial garden. "The memorial is a sacred place – it's...
  • Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism (Vietnam Veterans Memorial)

    09/17/2007 4:45:21 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies · 547+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ^ | 9-17-07 | For Immediate Release-website
    Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism For Immediate Release September 17, 2007 Contacts: Lisa Gough, VVMF (202) 393-0090, ext.109 Bill Line, National Park Service (202) 619-7177 U.S. PARK POLICE RULES THAT SUBSTANCE LEFT AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IS VANDALISM National Park Service Continues Cleanup Efforts Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Park Police ruled today that the oily substance spread on sections of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on the paving stones was an act of vandalism. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance stressed that the investigation is ongoing and would not offer further comment. The National Park Service continues...
  • Oily Substance on Wall Was Vandalism, Not Accident, Police Say

    09/17/2007 12:45:18 PM PDT · by mojito · 98 replies · 1,082+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2007 | Michael E. Ruane
    The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the U.S. Park Police said today. Sgt. Robert Lachance, a spokesman for the Park Police, said the investigation into the incident is continuing, but the detective on the case had ruled it an act of vandalism. Lachance said he could provide no more details because the probe is still underway. The oily substance was first reported to police the evening of Sept. 7, National Park Service officials have said. Dark blotches were found along a stone curb at the base...
  • It’s official: Someone vandalized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    09/17/2007 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 18 replies · 244+ views ^ | September 17th, 2007 | BRYAN
    Here’s our video report on the wall’s defacement. Due to YouTube’s (lack of) clarity, it’s hard to see. But about two-thirds of the memorial was defaced along the bottom with some unknown chemical agent that soaked into the granite surface enough to discolor it. Several panels were evidently splashed with the same substance. The Park Police originally stated that the discoloration was the result of a “cleaning accident,” but now they’re saying that it was vandalism, and they’re investigating: The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the...
  • Vietnam War Memorial Defaced a Week Ago; Park Service Reluctant to Tab as Vandalism (FReported 1st)

    09/16/2007 1:06:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 866+ views ^ | Tom Blumer
    This was first reported at FreeRepublic on Sunday, September 9 at 6:55 PM Pacific Time (3:55 PM Eastern), with follow-up posts here, here, and here.The incident took place on or some time prior to Friday, September 7. The original Freeper report, with plentiful pictures, states that: ..... It looks like the person who did this walked along The Wall with some type of container, perhaps hidden at their side so that they could squirt the oily substance without being caught in the act...... It is unknown who did this to The Wall, and apparently the US Park Police did...
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall (DC) Defaced September 7-8, 2007: Part 3

    09/13/2007 6:41:02 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 66 replies · 2,551+ views
    video stills | September 13, 2007
    Still images from video of the damage to The Vietnam Memorial Wall, filmed on Monday morning, September 10, 2007. This was two days after the National Park Service Spokesman told reporters that they discovered the damage and had begun an immediate cleanup. The lone security camera is located in a corner of the grass, closer to the Brothers statue than The Wall... The Brothers statue appeared OK... But there were numerous oily drips along the walkway around the statue. Sticker bushes around the Brothers statue proved a good security device, apparently... And an oily trail along the cobblestone between the...