New York 9/11 Firefighters Memorial Vandalized

“No justification,” a state assemblyman said.

In Washingtonville, New York, police are investigating to find vandals who cut down a 9/11 memorial flagpole that honors five area firefighters who died at the World Trade Center.

In an interview on Friday, New York State Assemblyman Colin Schmitt said the memorial in the village just north of New York City is usually a “place of coming together.”

“And, when we went this week after the news broke that it had been desecrated, it was really just devastating to see that somebody could be that depraved to go in and destroy and deface a memorial to the Washingtonville Five, five brave men, FDNY members, who sacrificed their lives fighting terror on our own soil,” he said.

“The message is evil and hate, simply put. There is no justification. It will never be okay in the United States of America. Regardless of what the rhetoric may be. It will never be okay to do this to our 9/11 heroes or to places of worship,” he said.

Police are conducting a full investigation and a $3,000 reward has been offered for information about the incident and the suspects.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Washingtonville investigators and possible federal investigators as well as they seek out and identify the individuals responsible for the destruction of the memorial.
  • For an end to malicious and disrespectful vandalism of memorials that belong to all the people.
  • For the healing of societal divisions across the United States.

Sources: Fox News, National Review


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