A memorial honoring the 13 U.S. service members killed in last month’s ISIS-K terror attack at the Kabul airport has been vandalized, according to police.
Thirteen American flags, each one representing one of the individuals killed in the attack, alongside a Marine Corps flag, had been displayed on a freeway bridge in Riverside, California as a memorial. But according to local police, the memorial was found vandalized on Labor Day.
On Facebook, Riverside Police announced on Tuesday that they were investigating the vandalism. Photos of the flags appear to reveal that the portions of some of the flags were cut or torn.
“Recently after the deaths of our 13 United States Service Members killed in Afghanistan, 13 American Flags and 1 Marine Corp flag were placed on the fence to the Ivy Street overpass to the 91 Freeway in Riverside as a memorial. Sometime yesterday, an observant citizen noticed the flags appeared to be damaged and it was reported to the police,”