AWFUL: Vandal Drives Through Memorial Day CROSS DISPLAY
Some people don’t deserve the freedom our brave men and women in uniform provide. Take for example, the idiot who drove his car through a display of crosses on Memorial Day weekend.
The Associated Press reports:
Police: Man Drives Through Kentucky Memorial Cross Display
Residents of a Kentucky county are rallying and working frantically to repair and replace a Memorial Day cross display that was vandalized by a driver accused of plowing through the crosses.
The cross display in Central Park in Henderson, which is about 130 miles west of Louisville, honors the names of more than 5,000 who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War.
“It has really upset the entire community,” said Jennifer Richmond, a spokeswoman for the Henderson city police department. “This is something you don’t do. This is a form of desecration. These people served their country and then someone disrespected their memory in this way, and it’s just totally unacceptable.”
The names on the crosses, she said, represent soldiers who died in conflicts or veterans who returned home and later passed, all from the city and county of Henderson. Volunteers and the American Legion put the crosses up in May each year for a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony…
Surveillance footage from nearby, she said, showed a late 1970s model Ford Thunderbird driving on a sidewalk.
The vehicle description, along with Facebook posts from concerned community members, led police to Anthony Burrus, a 27-year-old Henderson resident.
Burrus has been charged with criminal mischief in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident. Online jail records do not list an attorney for him.
He should be made to fix the damage he did and apologize.
It’s the least he could do.