Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Field of Honour Desecrated

If someone was looking for attention, they've certainly found a way to get it, although it's going to be more than they bargained for.

Port Alberni war grave markers destroyed

Updated Wed. Apr. 15 2009 12:06 AM ET

Vandals have kicked to pieces 20 grave markers belonging to war dead and veterans at a Port Alberni, B.C., cemetery. The violence has devastated local veterans and their families.

Margaret Groeneveld, a service officer at the Royal Canadian Legion, said her father is buried in the cemetery. Although his gravesite was undamaged, she became emotional as she described the impact the broken crosses would have.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

very big story on the Island right now.

I'm in Parksville for bit and it was being discussed at the local coffee shop this morning . . . some very disgusted and angry Veterans - their a lot of retired Vets in this area.

7:47 p.m., April 15, 2009  
Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Sickening, the desecration of war dead and veterans' graves. What kind of mind would do such a debased act?! One can't imagine the distress this inflicts on the loved ones of the deceased whose graves were violated.

2:30 p.m., April 16, 2009  

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