Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vandalism in the Cemetery

This section of the Hudson City Cemetery, commemorating the Grand Army of the Republic, was vandalized yesterday. Thirty flags that decorated the graves of the Civil War veterans buried there were ripped from their staffs, their staffs broken, or removed altogether. Tom Casey has the story in today's Register-Star: "At cemetery, flags are stolen, then replaced." 

The article reports that this is the second time this section of the cemetery was been the target of vandals. Last August, the flags on graves in the Civil War section of the cemetery were similarly mutilated or stolen, but then, it is reported, the attack seemed to be focused on the graves of Civil War veterans whose surnames suggested they were Jewish.

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