9/11 Memorial Flagpole Hacked Down


In Washingtonville, a village just outside of New York City, a memorial to 9/11 was vandalized, as discovered on Wednesday. The memorial was a tribute to five local firefighters who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Washingtonville Police Chief Brian Zaccaro told the newspaper that vandals cut the flagpole about four or five feet from its base, toppling it. They also wrote a message on the part left standing. Police would not release what the message said, but stated that an eagle figure that sat atop the flagpole was found next to a vandalized sign at the St. Mary’s Parish Center about a half-mile away.

These vandals and domestic terrorists are leaving a trail of destruction across the country, essentially attacking anything that resembles American patriotism.

It’s not just confederate statues. They’ve destroyed a statue of Frederick Douglas, a black abolitionist with a brilliant mind. They’ve destroyed statues of Abraham Lincoln, an abolitionist who freed the slaves. They’re burning flags and raising other countries or militant flags in their place.

The community is upset about this local tribute to their own fallen heroes.

From the Record:

The memorial includes a semi-circle of black granite monuments bearing the names of five local victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks, all members of the New York City Fire Department: firefighters Mark Whitford, Bobby Hamilton and Gerry Nevins, Batallion Chief Dennis Devlin and Lt. Glenn Perry. Atop each stone is a replica of a firefighter’s helmet.

The somber, granite-and-brick tribute to the “Washingtonville Five” and the other 9/11 victims was completed on Sept. 7, 2002, in time for the first anniversary of their deaths. Police say no parts of the memorial other than the flagpole were damaged.

The mayor of Washingtonville has vowed to replace the memorial and offered a reward of more than $3,000 for information leading to the arrest of individuals responsible.

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13 thoughts on “9/11 Memorial Flagpole Hacked Down”

  1. This has to stop!!!! I was born in Pineville, LA,. I don’t agree with owning slaves, but I don’t agree with destroying, good or bad history. LEAVE IT ALONE, I will not vote for Trump this time, because they are destroying my history! Bev Turney, AZ,

    1. Explain how this is Trumps fault?
      Hopefully you mis typed your comment.
      He is trying to fight against this crap, and Democrats are doing everything possible to keep it going.

      If you Really meant that you would not vote for Trump because of this, you are part of the problem in this country.

  2. It’s good the Mayor intends to see the monument replaced. It’s good a substantial reward is being offered in an attempt to gain information on those persons responsible for the destruction. Hopefully, if those responsible are caught they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent the law will allow and not just turned loose with a slap on the wrist. We, the silent majority, and I do consider myself as one, have about reached the point of no longer remaining silent. If the time hasn’t already arrived then it should in the very near future that the silence has stopped and silent conservatives joined by clear thinking liberals will join together. Get the ear protection out. It could be loud.

  3. This is about as lowlife as you can get. These individuals are just scum and when caught should be treated as such. Showing such hatred toward the brave men that responded to that attack.

  4. These idiots need to be thrown in prison. I am personally tired of all this mayhem and destruction. They all need to be taught a lesson. As a matter of fact they should be run out of the United States of America’s. Maybe the should be sent to China or North Korea. Sounds like the perfect place for these idiots. And if their parents believe in what their idiots are doing they should go too.

  5. It is time to put a stop to these people. Maybe it’s time for a private citizen militia. The people in charge don’t seem to care. They’re defunding police, putting such restrictions on them they really can’t do anything but stand and watch.

  6. THEY ARE HERE TO CREATE CHAOS. THEY ARE TRAITORS AND TERRORISTS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH. NIKITA KHRUSCHEV WAS ONCE QUOTED AS SAYING THE UNITED STATES WOULD DESTROY ITSELF FROM WITHIN. ITS TIME FOR OUR MILITARY TO SQUASH THEM BEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO GROW. A PROUD VIETNAM VETERAN

  7. The more these renegades get away with, the worse they will get! They don’t respect anyone or any thing. Arrest them and give them stiff penalties. They don’t deserve to visit, much less live in these family oriented neighborhoods of respectful human beings. America doesn’t need people like this!

  8. What the hell is wrong with people? How can we stop this? Those men gave their lives for us and this is how they will be remembered (vandalizing). This is a shame.

  9. ALL Domestic Terrorists should be located and prosecuted to the FULL extend of the law. I am sooo sick of these freeloading whine bags trying to destroy our country! And violence begets violence, don’t throw punches or bottle, or treats if you don’t want to get hit back. Go back home to your computers and TV’s.