BOSTON – A vandalized memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been restored ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.
The Boston Globe reports volunteers on Friday helped clean up the swastikas and other graffiti that had been scrawled on the memorial at the University of Massachusetts-Boston campus sometime Thursday. Joseph Zinck, president of the Dorchester Vietnam Memorial Committee, said the memorial had been recently coated with a special anti-graffiti material that made it easier to clean. The memorial was also defaced in October. It bears the names of 80 fallen servicemen who hailed from the city's Dorchester neighborhood.
Massachusetts State Police are searching for the vandal. They released a surveillance video image of the suspect.