Thursday, March 31, 2005

Indianapolis, Indiana - The Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Downtown Indianapolis was defaced by anti-war and anti-government graffiti. Some of the glass panels, which make up the memorial, were smashed and others had peace signs, hearts, and anarchy symbols painted on them. The action has generated a large amount of attention locally, as well as some nationally, most of which is unlikely to create sympathy for the anti-war cause. Repairs are expected to take at least six weeks and could cost $6,000 to $8,000 in materials alone. The foundation responsible for upkeep of the memorial has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved and investigators are reviewing two security cameras in the area for clues.