Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized in Washington, D.C.

Yesterday, Sept. 21, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was vandalized. National Park Service officials found the vandalism around 9:30 in the morning. This included a burned wreath and a directory of names. This comes the same day that a man allegedly threw red paint and scrawled profane graffiti on the base of the Washington Monument. Authorities claim these two incidents were not related, however.

Bloomington man arrested after vandalizing Washington Monument

WASHINGTON – A Bloomington man was taken into custody after the Washington Monument was vandalized with red paint late Tuesday, authorities said. Shaun Ray Deaton, 44, of Bloomington, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. on charges of trespassing, tampering, and vandalism, the National Park Service said in a statement. “This...

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC vandalized

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund said Wednesday that vandals had struck its site in Washington, DC.  Photos posted by the organization showed areas that had been burned, including the spot where a wreath was laid and a name directory book.  “We are saddened to say that vandals struck the site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. this week. A wreath that had been laid at The Wall was burned as well as one of our name directories,” the fund said in a Facebook post. “Please know that we are working with the appropriate authorities on it and that we will be replacing...

Vandals etch ‘f–k the Queen’ on Wall Street’s ‘Charging Bull’

Four vandals are being sought by police for scrawling “f–k the Queen” on the Wall Street Charging Bull earlier this month, police said. The obscene message was etched onto the iconic Financial District bronze sculpture at about 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 — one day after Queen Elizabeth II died, police said. The suspects used a “paint marker type instrument” to deface the bull’s forehead, cops said. Police released video of the suspects, who appear to be a group of two young women and two young men. Two of the hooligans held hands as the entourage strolled down the street. The Charging Bull has been vandalized several times in the past, including twice in 2019. In September 2019, Texas truck driver Tevon Varlack attacked “the devil” sculpture as he hacked at it with a steel banjo, leaving it with a gash in its right horn. One month later, a climate activist doused the bull with red paint after staging a “die-in” at its hooves to symbolize what they said was the environmental destruction caused by Wall Street. More recently, the bull was draped in flowers in February 2021 to honor the death of Arturo Di Modica, who created the sculpture over three decades earlier.
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Bloomington man arrested, defacing Washington Monument

A Bloomington man was arrested Tuesday evening for defacing the Washington Monument. 44-year-old Shaun Deaton allegedly put red paint and a “profane message” on the monument, CNN reports. The National Mall and Memorial Parks group of the National Park Service Tweeted that removing the paint will require many rounds of treatment, but the process has already begun.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial vandalized, wreath burned

WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall was vandalized on Wednesday, according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. A Facebook post shows photos of a wreath burned that had been laid at The Wall as well as a name directory at the site. The...

Cleanup begins at Washington Monument after vandalism

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Cleanup began at the Washington Monument in D.C. early Wednesday morning after the monument was defaced Tuesday with red paint and a graphic message. The monument reopened at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. WJLA captured video of crews putting up barriers so tours could resume. "At first...
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Wreath, Name Directory Burned at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC

Someone vandalized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., this week, burning a wreath and a name directory at the memorial honoring those who served in the Vietnam War. National Park Service staff discovered the vandalism about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the same day a man threw a bucket of red...