Although the damage is minor, this monument had been vandalized sometime prior to my visit. A moderately sized "X" had been scrawled in black paint at the bottom of the dedication statement. It was minor, but indiciative of what lies in store for every monument and memorial in the United States, regardless of the subject of the monument and the events they represent. I can't explain the need to damage the monument, nor the necessity of demeaning the contributions of those who participated in the conflicts.
There is a veterans wall in this area. I hope it survives the coming insanity.