The pillar, known as the “Walk Through Time,” stood to commemorate the veterans who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Officials say replacing the Veteran’s Memorial Park monument will cost over $2,000. They don’t believe the destruction was accidental.
Korean War veteran Terry Fitzpatrick spoke out about the attackers, saying he felt “instant anger.”
“You’re cowards,” he said. “You definitely do not understand the history of this country.”
Officials do not believe the act was caught on camera, but are still investigating.