Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fuck your 'sacred' spectacle -- Yardley, PA

Even a memorial honoring the loss of 2,973 lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 is not immune to vandalism.

It is estimated that at some point between Sunday night and Wednesday morning, vandals drove over the grass areas of the Garden of Reflection, knocking over an evergreen tree, and destroying several of the bushes that surround the flag pole near the entrance to Memorial Park. Several tire tracks can be seen on the grass near the parking lot and where the foliage has been wrecked.

“It’s disturbing to the committee and I’m sure it is disturbing to the people who lost a loved one on 9-11, or even to anyone who supports what the park stands for,” said Skip Gittens, Garden of Reflection Committee member. “It’s a very sacred place, and it’s a shame when anything like this happens.”

On Thursday afternoon, Lower Makefield Township Police detectives investigated the incident, but there are no cameras at Memorial Park, which is expected make finding the culprit more difficult.

“It’s a disgrace that anybody would damage such a sacred site in our township,” said Lower Makefield Township Police Chief Ken Coluzzi. “If anybody has any information about who may have committed the crime or saw cars in the area, please call the department.”


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