A group of vandals have desecrated a monument meant to serve as a tribute to the true cost of American freedom.
Freedom Rock, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, is painted with images of five brothers killed in WWII, a medal of honor winner, and a veteran who lost portions of all four limbs.
The veterans depicted have ties to the community. But that did not stop some local scum from defacing the tribute on Memorial Day.
The Courier reports:
Vandals struck over the holiday weekend, damaging the less-than-year-old Freedom Rock in Cedar Falls.
Black spray paint covered a portion of the large painted rock at Cedar Falls Veterans Park on Waterloo Road. The vandalism likely occurred late Saturday or early Sunday.
Tom Hagarty, commander of the Cedar Falls American Legion No. 237, said the vandals also struck other areas around the park — a fence at a neighboring home and a utility box at the edge of the park.
“Visitors I have encountered so far as just so disappointed,” Hagarty said.
The vandals have not been caught.