Was Bernie Sanders caught napping during a Memorial Day ceremony today?
Zoe Dunning, a commissioner for the San Francisco Public Library and the vice chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party, posted a photo of the Democratic presidential candidate with his head bowed during an event in the Presidio in the city.
The national media covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign gained a little bit of dignity back after they were allowed to cover her appearance in a parade without a moving rope.
Coverage shows a chaotic scene as a mob of reporters was allowed to be in the middle of the Chappaqua, New York Memorial Day parade so they could get shots of Bill and Hillary Clinton strolling down the street.
On the eve of Memorial Day, residents of Cedar Falls, Iowa awoke to discover someone had vandalized a memorial to veterans.
“The Freedom Rock,” which is painted to feature a draped American flag, a quadruple amputee in a Navy t-shirt and a woman praying over a headstone, was tagged with black spray paint Saturday night, KWWL reports.
Vandals partially covered a poem reading:
When the battles are done The war isn’t over For our veterans Or their family
It is just the beginning.
Cedar Falls American Legion No. 237 Commander Tom Hagarty tells The Courier a cleanup is being planned.
The keepers of a memorial for veterans are being forced to fund a surveillance system so they can thwart future acts of vandalism.
KIMA reports Yakima, Washington’s Veterans Memorial site at Sarge Hubbard Park has been hit more than once by vandals, and they’re installing a surveillance camera so they can catch perpetrators in the act in the future.
“It was just beyond words for someone to come and vandalize something like this that means so much to so many,” Navy veteran Lois Cruikshank tells the news station.
The memorial, a battle cross sculpture, honors local soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.
The Yakima Beta Sigma Phi raised $1,000, KAPP reports. The memorial originally cost $8,000.
KIMA reported last year, vandals broke the top part of the bronze statue off, leaving only the boots and a portion of the gun barrel.
“We helped move it here,” Combat Veterans United member Bryan Gerken told the news station at the time. “We thought it’d be safe, something for the community to enjoy or sit and ponder, and somebody has to come and steal it; it’s a shame.”