• Memorial Day DISRESPECT: Two Tragic Stories – Is It A Sign Of The Times?

    On Memorial Day we honor the fallen. At least, most of us do.

    Some in our society find this a good time show their disrespect to those who have actually sacrificed to give them the freedoms they abuse.

    Venice, California Vietnam Memorial to POW’s was defaced.

    From Conservative Outfitters:

    “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone. I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.”  – Stewart Oscars

    The Vietnam war memorial was dedicated to honor service members listed as missing in action during the War. Vice President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, George Francisco said: “It’s a desecration. I mean it’s very simple. There’s no sort of other way around it. It isn’t graffiti”.

    Police have no suspects are not looking for one. Perfect.

    Second story of disgust comes to us from Kentucky. At least they caught this guy.

    From The Gleaner:

    A Henderson man has been arrested after he allegedly damaged more than 150 crosses in the downtown Memorial Day cross display with his vehicle early Saturday, according to officials.

    According to Henderson Police Public Information Officer Jennifer Richmond, Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested in connection with the incident that took place in Central Park at around 6 a.m. Roughly 160 crosses were knocked down and about 20 were destroyed.

    The vehicle Burrus was driving, a 1979 Ford Thunderbird, was found with pieces of a cross and ground stake embedded in the tires after he left it at the McDonald’s restaurant on South Green Street. Richmond said Burrus denied causing the damage in the park, but confirmed he was driving the vehicle earlier this morning and left it after it stopped working.

    Henderson police officers and deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident.

    Burrus was found and arrested at his sister’s apartment complex on Zion Road, and is being held at the Henderson County Detention Center. He is charged with first degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.

    Richmond said a large number of tips, Facebook posts, and vehicle searches helped officers make the connection and arrest Burrus.

    Richmond said earlier on Saturday that the damage appeared to be deliberate because the driver had to jump the curb to get to the display. She said the incident took place shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday.

    This photo provided by the Henderson Police Department shows a Memorial Day display of crosses after a vehicle drove through them in Henderson, Ky.'s Central Park on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The display honors the names of more than 5,000 from the city and county of Henderson who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. (Joe Whitledge/Henderson Police Department via AP)

    Many people came out to see if one of the destroyed crosses belonged to their loved one.

    “For somebody to do this to a veteran who gave his life, I don’t understand. I don’t have any words. I’m speechless,” Jim Hanley, a member of the Legion, said Saturday morning.

    The display in Central Park contains more than 5,000 crosses, each bearing the name of a Henderson resident who served in the military.

    Family members arrived to see if any of the crosses that bear the names of their relatives were damaged. Some arrived and were relieved to find certain crosses unharmed, while others were brought to tears by the damage.

    Bob Dutton Sr.’s son, Robert K. Dutton, had a cross in his honor displayed in the park, and it was destroyed by the vandalism.

    “I lost my son seven years ago, and this is so sad to know somebody would do this without thinking about the consequences,” Dutton said.

    Sad is right. Disgusting. Horrific. Beyond belief is more like it. What is going in our society?

    Is this just a bunch dumb kid behavior or a sign of the times?

    God bless every military family on Memorial Day weekend. Thank you all for you service and sacrifice.

    Not everybody has forgotten.

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