Vandalism Reported at San Antonio National Cemetery

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The Veterans Administration is reporting vandalism at the San Antonio National Cemetery, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The San Antonio National Cemetery, which is an sister to Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, is located at Paso Hondo and Monumental, in the complex of cemeteries on the city's east side.

Officials say 7 headstones were broken, 1 private monument was set on fire, and 6 headstones were spray painted.  In addition, light bulbs were pulled out of the lights on the flagpole, and electrical wires were removed.Several signs were also vandalized.

“This is appalling for our veterans, their loved ones and our San Antonio community,” said Sara Elton, chief of operations for VA National Cemetery Administration’s Continental District.  “We regret that we have to spend resources repairing vandalism.  But San Antonio National Cemetery will return to its status as a National Shrine for our Veterans’ service and sacrifices.”

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