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Crown, name directory burned at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC – NBC4 Washington

Someone vandalized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, this week, burning a wreath and a directory of names at the memorial honoring those who served in the Vietnam War.

National Park Service staff discovered the vandalism around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the same day a man threw a bucket of red paint at the Washington Monument and scribbled profanity. It is not known if the two incidents are related.

“We are saddened to report that vandals struck the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site in Washington, DC this week. A wreath that had been placed on the wall was burned along with one of our name directories. Please know that we are working with the relevant authorities about it and that we will replace the name directory as soon as possible, the nonprofit posted on its Facebook page on Wednesday.

Photos from the organization show ash where there once was a sheaf and the edges of the soot-blackened name book.

A spokesperson for the National Park Service said conservators were working to clean up the damage and would replace the directory by Wednesday afternoon.

United States Park Police are investigating the incident.