Veteran’s memorial vandalized over holiday weekend

Veteran’s memorial vandalized over holiday weekend

HOUGHTON — Police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing a veteran’s memorial over the Fourth of July weekend.

While most Americans were celebrating their country this past holiday weekend others were busy dishonoring the memory of those who have fought for it. Veterans Park in Houghton was the target of vandals early Friday morning.

A Purple Heart monument was toppled over and a plaque dedicated to those Killed In Action during World War II was nearly torn off. Police are still searching for those responsible.

“We’re asking anybody that has any information if they could step forward and let us know who desecrated the monument or the perpetrators themselves, if they are willing to step forward and own up to the damage they did to this very important monument in our city” said Houghton Police Department Lt., Nick Roberts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houghton Police Department at 906-487-5912. The city will have to bear the cost of repairing the memorial. Representatives from Purple Heart and Veterans of Foreign Wars along with the City of Houghton will gather Thursday morning to set things right.