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Veterans Day devastation as gravestones wrecked

Tombstones were destroyed at one Massachusetts graveyard. (Credit: Twitter, Michael Rosenfield NECN)

Just in time for Veterans Day – several cemetery plots at a West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, graveyard were vandalized.

“It’s kind of a mix between sadness and anger,” said Lauren Delaney, a board member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Breitbart reported. “This is part of people’s history, people that come to remember, people that come to honor the veterans.”

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She also said it’s the fourth time in three years the graveyard’s seen vandalism.

“Each time, it’s been before a holiday,” she said, Breitbart reported. “And 95 percent of the stones hit have been veterans. This isn’t something one person can be going through here and doing.”

WIVB-TV tweeted: “tombstones were pushed over and flags were found snapped in half at veterans’ graves.”

And visitors were noticeably moved by the vandalism.

“‘I just break down and cry,’ says family member after graves of veterans vandalized in West Bridgewater,” tweeted Michael Rosenfield with NECN..

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And Delaney described the sad situation of another cemetery visitor, Moyce Comeau, who came to be near her husband’s tombstone, the one that read, “Forever soul mates.” But the stone was toppled.

“She came down here … to visit her husband’s grave because it was their anniversary yesterday,” Delaney said, Breitbart reported. “To find the stone knocked over. The fact that it being near Veterans’ Day, being the day of their anniversary. It’s heartbreaking.”