Fairport community honors veterans despite vandalized memorial

November 11, 2017 11:12 PM

Spirits were high on Saturday at the VFW Post on Macedon Center Road in Fairport.

The community has been honoring veterans there every year since 1917, and this year was no exception.

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The ceremony went on even after a memorial statue at the post was vandalized and stolen just a few days ago. The memorial was a bronze version of a battlefield cross, a pair of combat boots and a rifle with a helmet perched on it traditionally erected to honor a fallen comrade.

Someone broke off the upper part of the memorial and stole it. Veterans say it will cost about $4800 to replace it.

The statues are put out in the spring and taken back inside during the winter season. 

Police are still working to find out who is responsible for the vandalism.


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