Investigation launched into vandalism of NYC Vietnam memorial

Reprinted from Sara Carter's news page.


New York City’s Vietnam War Memorial in Queens was vandalized Wednesday, just days after Memorial Day. Now, New York State Police will be investigating the defacement.

City Councilman Robert Holden brought attention to the defaced memorial. He tweeted out photos of spray painted Nazi symbols, among other designs. In a tweet, he also offered a $1,000 reward for any information that would lead “to the arrest and conviction of the sick soul who did it.”

Next, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted out a statement, saying he was “disgusted by the vandalism.” He announced that New York State Police will further investigate the scene.

This isn’t the first time a war memorial has been defaced in New York. Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, another Vietnam Veterans Memorial was vandalized in Glendale. Someone spray painted “Free Palestine” on the American flag hung on the fence. Holden also made an appearance there to capture the damage on Twitter.

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