Vandals Strike Anniston Veteran’s Memorial for Second Time

Last week, WVTM 13’s Marlei Martinez spoke with Ken Rollins after 100 small American flags were vandalized in Anniston.

Rollins, with state’s Board of Veterans Affairs, said it happened again.

“This is hallowed ground to me, it always has been,” said Rollins, who spent 12 years helping to build the memorial. “It’s no different than Arlington Cemetery. The things you wouldn’t do to your grandmama’s grave, we shouldn’t do here.”

Rollins was disgusted to find out the small American flags lining the park for Memorial Day were trashed once again.

“I came up yesterday and they was all, no flags, no flags to be seen, just the big one flying. And all the other flags, the sticks were broken and placed in a pile. The flags nowhere to be found,” he said.

This broken pile of sticks is all that’s left of the American flags that were put up earlier this week. But come Memorial Day, Rollins said there will be more than 200 surrounding the park.

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