Legion’s Afghanistan Memorial Vandalized

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Legion’s Afghanistan Memorial Vandalized

The local Royal Canadian Legion is looking for answers after a war memorial on their property was vandalized.

On Sunday, Canadian Armed Forces Day, it was discovered someone had thrown white paint over the LAV III statue – a vehicle once used by troops in Afghanistan.

“Basically, something that says to our Afghan vets, all our vets, that they are important, that what they did mattered,” said Bill Rockwell, Communications Officer of Branch 165. “So to me, this is just barbarism, there’s no excuse for it, there’s no rationale for it that would make sense to any sane person.”

Rockwell tells Fort McMurray News, simply put, it’s a despicable and cowardly thing to do.

“It does nothing for anybody, its mindless want and destruction for no reason.”

In a release, President Pat Duggan says they’re hoping the person or people responsible turn themselves over to the proper authorities.

Rockwell adds he’s unsure right now how much it’ll cost to repair the monument.

RCMP have also been notified.
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