Lincoln Memorial Defacement

The story of the defacement of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, is making the rounds this morning. Here is a rather good look at the damage.

11 thoughts on “Lincoln Memorial Defacement

  1. Bob Nelson July 26, 2013 / 10:04 am

    Oh my! What next? Vandalize St. Patrick’s Cathedral or spray pain the bronzes at the FDR Memorial? I’m sure everyone here recalls the incident some years ago when some of the monuments at Gettysburg were damaged/broken. Stuff like this just shouldn’t happen in this country.

  2. Lyle Smith July 26, 2013 / 10:04 am

    Hopefully they can figure out who did it and find out why.

  3. Patrick Browne July 26, 2013 / 11:40 am

    It’s sad. Would be good to find out who. As to the why, is other cases I’ve seen there’s usually not much of an answer to that. Just a whole bucket of crazy.

  4. Joshism July 26, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    The Peace Memorial at Gettysburg has been vandalized in the past. Out of place or not, it is a monument to friggin peace.

  5. Neil Hamilton July 26, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    I am always amazed where such people find the so-called courage to deface a unmoving national monument that can’t shoot back.

  6. Tony July 27, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Too bad there weren’t any film students with taser batons riding by.

  7. M.D. Blough July 28, 2013 / 12:32 am

    Longstreet’s grave site was vandalized in 1998. I was there when a man who donated his services did a wonderful job was able to remove the spray paint.

  8. Sir July 29, 2013 / 10:08 am

    “Hopefully they can figure out who did it and find out why.”

    I couldn’t care less as to why the person did it. That implies some kind of mitigating motivation that would lessen the offense – there is none.

    • Lyle Smith July 31, 2013 / 4:57 pm

      Fair enough.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 31, 2013 / 4:08 pm

      I’m not aware that anyone suggested that it was … although there were some worshippers of the Confederate cause who seemed to take pleasure in the act.

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