The National WWI Museum and Memorial’s dedication wall in Kansas City Missouri was defaced by two men.
The two men spray-painted “X’s” over the faces of World War I generals along with communist symbols and references to the 1986 Peru prison revolts.
The suspects were caught by a driver who yelled at them and notified the police.
“To desecrate the National World War I Memorial and Museum is both illegal and stupid. It insults the tens of thousands of men who gave their lives so that we might continue to have the right to express our political beliefs. Who knows what kind of oppressive government we might be living under had those men not given their lives?… We, as a police department, will not tolerate the desecration of one of the most beloved landmarks in Kansas City, and we know the community won’t either,” Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said.
The suspects are also believed to be tied to other vandalism in Kansas City.