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The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., was vandalized Friday night, September 7, 2007. There were no witnesses to the act of desecration which was discovered by a Park Service employee.
The vandal appears to have walked along the wall while squirting an oil based substance from a container on the lower sections of the panels. The liquid discolored the polished surface of the stone memorial and was absorbed into the porous stone where the names of our fallen heroes are etched into the wall.
Many names have become unreadable due to the absorbtion of the fluid.
On March 17, 2007, a large number of veterans and patriots gathered around the area of the Vietnam War Memorial to prevent just such a threatened desecration by the radical leftist demonstrators associated with the ANSWER coalition, SDS, and the Black Cloc. An attempt was made to deface the memorial late that day but was stopped by National Park Police with several radicals arrested.
No radical group has stepped forward yet to claim responsibility for this outrage to the memory of our veterans. It is unlikely any will.
Updated report on vandalism 9/13/07
From Dan Maloney, New York Coordinator, Gathering of Eagles