Every day this week, we’re hearing about more confederate monuments and statues being removed, either by legislators or by Antifa mobs. Now, another historical memorial has been vandalized – the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
This morning, the National Park Service found vulgar graffiti on the memorial, according to NBC’s local D.C. news affiliate.
Someone has vandalized the Lincoln Memorial, the National Park Service says.
The words “F— law” were found written in red spray paint early Tuesday on a pillar at the monument that overlooks the Capitol building and National Mall, NPS said Tuesday afternoon. The graffiti was found about 4:30 a.m.
Work to remove the words is underway. A preservation crew is using a “mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper” to remove the paint without damaging the stone. The crew is applying a layer of the gel, rinsing it, checking how effective it was and repeating as necessary.
Additional vandalism, in silver spray paint, was found on a sign on the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue. Any words were indecipherable.
This is unacceptable…
In recent years, the Lincoln Memorial has been vandalized multiple times, along with the D.C. War Memorial and Washington Monument. Last time,the graffiti appeared to say things like “Jackie shot JFK,” “blood test is a lie, leukemia, cancer HIV get a second option,” and “9/11/01 … pilots fly planes into WTC.”
In 2013, green paint was splattered on the Lincoln Memorial. The perpetrator was found and ruled unfit to stand trial. Removing the paint was expensive and took about a month.
Defacing historical monuments of any kind is unacceptable. They are a reminder of our great history, and we can not learn from the past by erasing memorials. Let’s hope the guilty parties involved in defacing the Lincoln Memorial are brought to justice.
This is a breaking news story. We will have more updates as they become available.