Desecration of a War Memorial is bad under any circumstances, but this despicable act required serious effort on the part of the vandals:

Vandals destroyed part of the provincial cenotaph located on land between King, Queen, and Church streets.
“My heart is broken,” said Jean-Guy Perrault, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 4. “This is a time when veterans, legion members and families are supposed to stand around the cenotaph to honour those who sacrificed their lives for this country.
“Instead, people will be shaking their heads in disbelief that someone could do such a thing.”
A soldier’s helmet and gun, representing those who died in past wars, usually sit on a six-foot granite cross on the side of the monument facing Queen Street.
That piece of the cenotaph will be missing at the city’s Remembrance Day ceremony Wednesday.
Over the weekend, someone pushed the large cross over, breaking it into several pieces.
Const. Ralph Currie of the Fredericton Police Force said the cross, which was attached to the east side of the cenotaph, was repaired two years ago because it was loose.
He said a metal rod was installed in the base of the cross to ensure it wouldn’t fall and couldn’t be pushed down.
“The suspect or suspects would’ve had to use a considerable amount of force to knock it down,” Currie said. “It’s a horrendous crime, especially since it’s a provincially designated war memorial. It will likely take several thousand dollars to repair.

6 thoughts on “Bastards

  1. Ellie in T.O. says:

    The sad thing is, good men died so the perpetrator/s of this crime could enjoy freedom. Maybe he/she/they would prefer living under tyranny.

  2. Jim Whyte says:

    I’m betting it will turn out to be someone that meant it rather than a prankster/ignorant boor/drunk. Any takers?
    Damian’s post title applies well in either event.

  3. Richard says:

    I would hope that when they catch this person/persons that seeing that they like to destroy stuff that they should be instilled in the military and serve a full term in active duty…perhaps in a combat zone so that they would get the full benefit of what the memorial stood for and why it should be honored

  4. DaninVan says:

    Richard; I remember a Judge offering one of my neighbors, a definite teenage sh*t disturber, the option of enlisting, or a jail term. He picked the RCN and man did they straighten him out!

  5. David says:

    Turns out the monument fell down because it was top-heavy. Ho hum. No questions asked, blame someone, find a scapegoat, rah rah jingoism from chicken hawks. Remind me again, what were they fighting for?

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