Vandal Extinguishes Australia’s Eternal Flame Memorial With Fire Extinguisher (Video)

A vandal today climbed over a fence at the Eternal Flame Memorial in Australia and extinguished the flame with a fire extinguisher.

The Shrine of Remembrance was built between July 1928 – November 1934 to honor the 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918.

The Shrine of Remembrance is the main war memorial in Victoria, Australia.
On the walls of the Shrine are carved the words:

LET ALL MEN KNOW THAT THIS IS HOLY GROUND. THIS SHRINE, ESTABLISHED IN THE HEARTS OF MEN AS ON THE SOLID EARTH, COMMEMORATES A PEOPLE’S FORTITUDE AND SACRIFICE. YE THEREFORE THAT COME AFTER, GIVE REMEMBRANCE.

Today a vandal put out the flame.

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  • NeoKong

    Uh hoh man….You gotta’ be a real A-hole to pull a stunt like that.

  • old glazier

    Dead man walking.

  • Benton Park Avenger

    Chinese would have turned it off sooner or later. No big deal.

  • ar05075

    Soros

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  • Warthog

    Light it again and then throw him in.

  • accidentwaitingtohappen

    I would feel sorry for the fire extinguisher after I shoved it up his ass

  • THE USA

    #3 May 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm
    Benton Park Avenger commented:
    Chinese would have turned it off sooner or later. No big deal

    Well said Benton Park…So what’s it going to be Australia…The most magnanimous country in the world or the evil Chicom’s hell bent on world domination through threats of imprisonment, torture, death and silence. Communism and socialism’s hold on it’s people are through the above. All souls seek freedoms and liberty it’s what the Chinese and Russians are most afraid of. As for the Douche that Doused I would track him down like a dog and put him before the people to decide his fate.

  • Multitude

    Progressives, like their first cousin Taliban and radical Islamists, cannot stand tradition that competes with theirs. Recall the Taliban blowing up the Buddhas carved into the side of a mountain, a remarkable global piece of history let alone an important site to Buddhism. But the Taliban could not stand the presence of an ideological outside.

    This is one of the most important things you can understand about “Progressive” ideology; it is why it turns inside and kills its inner enemies rather than focusing outside. Conservatism is afraid of outside enemies, while Progressives must define inner ones. Look at how the German national socialist progressives had to find Jews, Roma people (“Gypsies”), Communists, Libertarians, intellectuals, etc. to hate, attack and eradicate. Look at how Stalin went after his inner spies. Mao did the same. Look to Kampuchea (post-Cambodia) to see how communitarianism eradicated nothing but inner enemies, “necessarily constructed” as those who resist the egalitarian program of the communitarian system. These are Obama’s heros; this is why Barack’s and Michelles hands are already soiled with blood. These are the heros Obama’s inner circle put on their “Christmas” tree (Anita Dunn in particular, who worships Mao, Lenin and Stalin).

    Please encourage your friends and family to vote out Obama. Germans did not think it possible that their idealistic but somewhat misguided communitarian progressives would slaughter millions. Our neighbors think the same; what can one man do? Nobody believes in ideology anymore, especially in this era of ESPN, Playstation, cable TV with endless reality programming and other distractions. Certainly man is beyond the desire to exterminate those who resist, right?

  • spotted reptile

    I live near there. The Eternal Flame at the Shrine has always been a target of vandals. Usually drunk idiots pee into it or throw beer into it and occasionally extinguish it. It’s not guarded after working hours. The best thing about it is that the gas is easily relit. It was designed to be easily accessible to everyone, but I kind of wish they’d stuck it a bit higher up, so if you’re going to try and vandalise it there’s a fair chance you’ll break your neck.

    This wasn’t just some kid, though the guy was in his 40s. A 40 year old moron. Great life you got going there, mate. Feel proud do you?

  • Remco Kimber

    Perhaps it was a little arrogant or presumptuous to call it “eternal” in the first place,

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  • Hussein Soetoro

    Ted Kennedy has an eternal flame too, but it’s “green” and energy efficient. They stuck a wick in his navel and it burns off the alcohol in his body.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ proof

    Time to bring back public flogging?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The authorities should either know who did it, or find out who did it fairly quickly. They just love them some cameras down there – for speed, red lights, surveillance…

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  • Stella Baskomb

    What I believe is important. What you believe is unimportant.

    Fundamental ethic of leftists everywhere. And of 2-year-olds.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    The flamer didn’t want the competition?

  • mg4us

    I didn’t know Obama made a secret trip to Australia. . .

    Actually, as sad as this flame being extinguished is, worse is Obama extinguishing the flame of individual responsibility in our country as well as lowering our triple-A credit rating!

  • Vengeful

    I hope he has life insurance. Expect a visit…