Memorial Day: Vandals damage ‘peace memorial’ to American, British sailors


Just days before Memorial Day services were to be held at the 100-year-old Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, vandals damaged the 350-foot tall monument and graves of American sailors killed in a key battle during the War of 1812.

“The vandalism is complete disrespect for three American and three British naval officers,” Maggie Beckford, a park ranger with the site tells News 5.

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