War monument smashed into pieces at FL park

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 8:01 PM

This pillar, commemorating the veterans who died since nine/eleven, was smashed over the weekend at the park off Tower Rd.

War monument smashed into pieces at FL park

Veterans in FL declare they're disgusted that someone apparently stormed a war memorial in Gainesville and smashed some of it to pieces over the weekend.

This pillar, commemorating the veterans who died since nine/eleven, was smashed over the weekend at the park off Tower Rd. pic. twitter. com/dneSUkO9cM

— Morgan Watkins (@morganwatkins26) April eleven, two thousand sixteen

“It’s sickening. Nobody should wish to do something love that,” Korean War veteran Eddie Thomas told Fox thirty-five. “Why demolish something for somebody that gave their lives?”

The monument, portion of a memorial known as "Walk Through Time," honors U. S. service members who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after September 11th.

The damage likely took space early Sun morning, investigators tell The Gainesville Sun. Jim Lynch, a member of the Alachua County Veterans Memorial Committee, told the newspaper it'south tough to look how this could've been an accident.

Korean War veteran Terry Fitzpatrick said he felt "instant anger."

Executive declare it'll cost them more than $2.000 to fix the monument in Veterans Memorial Park -- although they'd already planned a broader renovation.

Fitzpatrick said he'd a message for the attacker or attackers: "You’re cowards. You definitely don't realize the history of this country."

Investigators declare they're looking into it, but they don't believe security footage caught it.

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