Vandals Damage Veterans Memorial Site in New Lenox, Illinois
This past weekend, a veterans memorial site in New Lenox was vandalized Saturday night.
The damage left several stones broken or toppled. The VFW group posted a number of photos of the damage online. One stone with a U.S. Marine Corps emblem can be seen fallen over and cracked into pieces.
The memorial site is located in the Village Commons area near Village Hall at 1 Veterans Parkway. New Lenox police found the damage Saturday night and they are investigating.
On Sunday, the following announcement was made on the VFW Post 9545 Facebook Page.
Last night, someone vandalized the New Lenox Veterans Memorial causing considerable damage to the monuments. Any info would be greatly appreciated. When we have it completely restored we will re-dedicate it and you are all invited.Thank you for your support and thoughtfulness.
The VFW has received many offers from people wanting to help the restore the Memorial.
If you want to make a donation you can do so at:
BMO Harris Bank
110 West Maple St
New Lenox, IL 60451
ATTN: Veterans Memorial Fund
The memorial site is located in the Village Commons area near Village Hall on 1 Veterans Parkway.
VFW Post 9545 quartermaster told the Herald News:
“It’s disgusting someone would go there and take so much effort to push these stones over and break them … it took a lot of effort to topple these stones. To show that much disrespect to the veterans? It’s terrible.”
We will keep on top of this story and let you know when we get an update. Juvenile involvement is suspected.