I will be adding links to other who are writing about these attacks. Here is a good one from Terri at A Soldiers Mind
I don’t know what to add to this email that I received from Joe Oliver. To be honest with you, I am still numb. The cowards who defaced the memorials have chosen a terrible way to demonstrate their views. We all know that these memorials are symbols of gratitude, dedicated to those who paid for our country’s freedoms with their very lives. To defile their names, is beyond reprehension.
I would like to publicly call out each and every punk. You know who you are, those who are too weak to face an opponent face to face. I am not a tough Warrior like my son. Yet, I would be pleased to be able to set you straight in person.
If you have issues with the laws or those who represent us in Washington, take your issues to them. Your vile attacks on the memories of our heroes will not be accepted. We will not shrug this off. Your time will come…
Vietnam Veterans Memorial defaced
Published: September 05, 2007 08:10 pm
Crystal Bozek and Michelle Morrissey
Many veterans in town were disappointed to learn last week that someone had vandalized the town’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial, requiring the 15-month-old memorial to be sandblasted Wednesday.
“We know that in no way does this reflect how the community feels about our veterans,” said Michael Burke, director of veteran services.
The lyrics of a 1970s protest song and a reference to Iraq were scrawled on the monument in the Park. “War, what is it good for, absolutely nothin’,” was written in red marker along with a peace sign.
The lyrics are from “War,” a song that Motown soul singer Edwin Starr popularized in 1970.
Near the base of the memorial where the phrase “our cause is just” is etched, a vandal wrote “just like in Iraq.”
The markings were made with some kind of felt marker, which soaked into the stone, Burke said yesterday. Methuen Monument is helping the town repair the memorial, which was dedicated May 29, 2006.
While there was no structural damage, “the stone does need to be sandblasted,” Burke said. He was not sure how much the work would cost, if anything, but said the town was grateful to the Methuen business for stepping in to help.
Police Lt. Harry Collins said the vandalism was under investigation.
Burke said this week he has talked to several veterans and longtime residents, and that no one could remember something like this happening in Andover.
“This is a disappointing event,” he said. “This is an anomaly. If someone does have opposition, there are other ways to vocalize that.”
In Haverhill earlier this summer, vandals ruined parts of a Korean War Memorial and spray-painted a World War II monument.
Troops memorial vandalized twice in one week
By NANCY FOSTER
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent
Friday, Aug. 10, 2007
The desecration of Operation Desert Storm memorabilia
January 2007, Pittsburgh, “War Memorial vandalized”
May 2007, Beeville, Texas “war memorial destroyed.”
Sunday August 19, 2007: Veterans Memorial Vandalized
Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Wall” Defaced.
Friends,Not much commentary needed………….simply I and we told you so………..the despicable bastards are without shame. According to sources, this occurred on Friday night, early Saturday morning..Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret
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But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
ON THIS SEPT 15TH
“LET US NEVER FORGET”
W Page wrote:
The damage runs the whole length of the Wall!
Timed to coincide with Patreaus talks with Congress?
The leftist message....no blood for oil?
Gentlemen, There is more than adequate witness that clearly indicates
the damage to the Viet Nam Wall is desecration,
vandalism, an act of purposeful destruction, not a "cleaning accident"..
View this video taken from UTube submitted by Free Republic.
I would caution any element from disseminating any "unofficial" information that this damage was an "accident"
Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret http://www.eaglesup.us - Where there is no offense, there is no effect
Joe Oliver,(GED) Certified Gringo Editor
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We must reserve the right not to tolerate the intolerant tolerant.
Joe Oliver, Houston, TX USA (Thanks again Joe, for all of your hard work)