Leftists Destroy Memorial Honoring 13 U.S Service Members Killed in Afghanistan
Police looking for thugs who vandalized flags hung to honor fallen American heroes
Police are hunting for the leftist thugs responsible for destroying a memorial that was set up to honor the 13 brave American heroes who lost their lives during the terror attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last month.
The Riverside Police Department (RPD) in southern California is looking for individuals who destroyed flags honoring the 13 U.S. service members.
The RPD published photographs of the vandalized flags on their Facebook page Tuesday.
Police said that they were informed about the vandalism to the memorial by members of a Facebook news group.
The photographs show the vandalized flags that were hung to honor eleven Marines, one Navy sailor, and one Army soldier.
The fallen heroes were killed in a gruesome terrorist bombing attack while guarding the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
An affiliate of the Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack that also killed dozens of Afghans and injured many more.
Three of the Marines killed were from southern California.
To honor those who died, Riverside residents hung 13 U.S. flags and one Marine Corps flag on the overpass on the 91 Freeway.
Police said that they had no description of any suspect but that it was obvious the vandalism was intentional.
One photograph showed a police officer removing the damaged flags.
Police said the vandalized flags would be retired properly with the help of a local Boy Scout Troop.
The police Facebook post had more than 560 comments and 650 shares on Facebook after only being published for 6 hours.
Members of the community were already replacing the flags just a few hours later.
Flags honoring the 13 American heroes who died in Afghanistan are vandalized. As Riverside police try to identify the vandal, members of the community take action. #NBC4 @NBCLA pic.twitter.com/oKYS6JFfAZ— Tony Shin (@TonyNBCLA) September 7, 2021
The police asked for help from the public in identifying who was responsible for the vandalism.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the lethal terror attack was the worst day of the Biden presidency.