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.READ MORE: All Mass. Residents 16 And Over To Be Eligible For COVID Vaccine Starting Monday
Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn said the vandalism is upsetting.READ MORE: Pembroke Crash Leaves 2 Dead, Victims Identified As Joseph Birolini, William Hickey
“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.
City crews are working to repair the memorial and the incident is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Get COVID Vaccine And Get A Free Ride On A Bluebike
The memorial was unveiled back in 2013 and it was the first statue in the country to honor service members from Puerto Rico.