Skip to comments.Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism (Vietnam Veterans Memorial)
Posted on 09/17/2007 4:45:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
Park Police Call Wall Substance Vandalism
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2007
Contacts: Lisa Gough, VVMF (202) 393-0090, ext.109
Bill Line, National Park Service (202) 619-7177
U.S. PARK POLICE RULES THAT SUBSTANCE LEFT AT THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL IS VANDALISM
National Park Service Continues Cleanup Efforts
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Park Police ruled today that the oily substance spread on sections of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on the paving stones was an act of vandalism. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance stressed that the investigation is ongoing and would not offer further comment.
The National Park Service continues working to identify and remove the substance. Because it is not yet known what was spread on The Wall and paving stones, the National Park Service's (NPS) Preservation and Maintenance Staff is working with the most gentle of techniques to ensure the substance's removal, but also to ensure that the substance is not pushed into the granite stonework or grouting.
We believe the American public would want the NPS to do the preservation and restoration work properly and not to move in a hasty manner, said NPS spokesman Bill Line. If the preservation work takes another week or two or more, it is more important to perform the removal properly than to move quickly and thus risk long-term damage.
NPS urges concerned citizens to be patient with the cleanup and investigative work.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is continuing to monitor the situation and has offered its help to both NPS and the Park Police. It has contacted the stoneworkers who work on The Wall to get their expert advice.
We deplore this act of vandalism on one of Americas sacred places, said Memorial Fund Founder and President Jan C. Scruggs.
Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Today, through a series of outreach programs, it is dedicated to preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing, educating about the impact of the Vietnam War and is building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center, an underground educational facility, near The Wall.
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Park Service-Vietnam Wall Ping.
About time!!!!!! Now if the Park Service/FBI/Secret Service will just find the scum that did this and protect all the Memorials from these scum!
Security cameras should be installed all along the wall. That way they can find the scum that attempt this again. Big brother wants to watch everything else. The least they can do is protect our sacred monuments.
Agreed. I just pinged you to this, but you beat my ping!
I know what I would like to do to the pieces of pondscum that did this (it involves a tall tree and a short piece of rope as Charlie Daniels says). But under the law, what type of punishment can they face for this vandalism?
I’d make them meet the families of eveyone’s name they put the stuff on.
Nobody to confront about this except Code Pink and the Democrat jerks in the Congress.
They can do all kinds of damage to other landmarks, memorials, momuments, and shrines...but being extreme cowards, they will never admit that they did damage to this memorial.
The reason is that they know for sure that if their identity is known that there WILL be several Vietnam vets who would definately hunt them down to discuss the matter with them.
Finally! Now catch the scum and make their lives as miserable as possible.
Typically "community service", maybe a small fine.
I purpose 100 hours of community service at the local VFW or American Legion Hall, with the fine going to pay for taking out the trash.
Absolutely, but I'd put that number at a hell of a lot higher than "several".
But it would not go unpunished.
When the leftwingnuts dumped paint on the Capitol steps they pooh-poohed it and laughed.
We warned those two idiots that such behavior on their part would merely encourage their underlings to raise the ante, which they have now done.
I demand a personal apology from both of these two pukes. I demand they bring the guilty parties to justice. I demand that afterward Nancy and Harry crawl on their knees through broken glass from the West entry of the Capitol across the length of the Mall to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as penance.
Actually the "American public" would like to know WHY the Park Police LIED last week while 1000's of patriots and Leftists were in the immediate area and could have "worked it out" between themselves....
Also, the "America public" would like to know what all those fat and slovenly Park Police are doing around the Memorial if NOT guarding them against just such vandalism?
Well goodie gumdrops ... they’ve finally come out with an indictment of vandalism ..... took them long enough to figure out if it was a hate crime or vandalism ....
You nailed it, brother.
These people are as cowardly as they are stupid.
There are six guys from my high school whose names are on the Wall.
Read my tagline.
My senior class lost 9 guys there. 6 would have been less, but not better. We pay a price for freedom.
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