LONG BEACH (CBS) — Thieves made off with copper plaques from a Long Beach cemetery, but some veterans are helping to raise funds to replace the stolen items.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War want to also make sure the next memorial to the fallen will be a lasting one.

Sunnyside Cemetery (1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806) has nearly 200 Civil War veteran grave sites and manager Michael Miner said many history buffs make the location a must-see stop.

The copper plaques were first dedicated in 1935 and they remained untouched … until now.

Miner says donations can be mailed to the cemetery.

For more on how to donate, click here.

Comments (2)
  1. Linda says:

    Who would buy these items knowing they are stolen from War Vets graves ??? Must be somebody with a really cold heart and no conscience. Anybody that steals has no heart to begin with but where the items were taken should have called the police.

  2. Linda says:

    This really torques my jaw. Whoever took them needs to bring the original ones back now. How friggin low can somebody get to do this, unbelievable.

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