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Veterans Memorial Vandalized In Cathedral City

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PALM SPRINGS (CBS) — Veterans Day celebrations are tinged with a bit of public anger in Cathedral City on Thursday over a war memorial that has been vandalized four times this week.


KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Up to 5,000 small American Flags have been placed in Patriot Park as part of a weeklong event honoring troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Lt. Chuck Robinson with the Cathedral City police says there have been thefts or vandalism of three of the flags, and last night a fourth was found burned about a mile away.

Angry residents have offered to walk additional patrols in the area to stop the vandalism, while Cathedral City Police are planning similar actions while the display is up through November 14th.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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