BOSTON (CBS) — The Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial in Boston’s South End was found vandalized this Memorial Day weekend.

The state was found with what appeared to be oil poured on it and a flag was ripped down.

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Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn said the vandalism is upsetting.

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“It seems like it was intentional on the eve of Memorial Day week. It’s a terrible insult to the Puerto Rican community, Puerto Rican veterans community, but to all veterans that pay the supreme sacrifice for our country,” Flynn told WBZ-TV.

The Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial in Boston was vandalized during Memorial Day weekend (WBZ-TV)

City crews are working to repair the memorial and the incident is under investigation.

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The memorial was unveiled back in 2013 and it was the first statue in the country to honor service members from Puerto Rico.