The local Long Island, New York town of Islandia needs America’s help tracking down a United States Marine Corps medallion that was stolen last Sunday off of the village’s veterans memorial. The public safety officers doing the routine patrol check on Sunday evening around 11 pm noticed that the Marine Corps medallion had been removed.
Each side of the monument is dedicated to the service men and women from either the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard or Marine Corps.
The Deputy Mayor Michael Zaleski told ABC New York that,”Our public safety officers are on patrol, they do a patrol check on our properties, and made the notification that it’s been removed.”
“It’s very disrespectful. It’s very tasteless. It’s a slight on everybody who lives in the village, and every other veteran who has served our country.”
— NY News Now (@nynewsn) January 18, 2017
Especially because the money raised to construct the memorial was collected by local businesses and is dedicated to the service men and women in the community.
Suspect sought after veterans memorial vandalized in Islandia: A United States Marine Corps medallion was pulled… https://t.co/yl9KJDoIeu
— Politics Long Island (@POLSLongIsland) January 17, 2017
There is a $5,000 reward in the hopes if the medal being returned in one piece.
In September of last year, the veterans memorial honored the fallen men and women of the military in a ceremony.
— Longislandunity (@Longislandunity) September 11, 2016
(H/T ABC 7)