The Soldiers and Sailors monument was vandalized after Saturday’s protest

The Soldiers and Sailors monument was vandalized after Saturday’s protest
The Soldiers and Sailors monument was vandalized after Saturday’s protest (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It's a place filled with Ohio's culture. Still, on Saturday, the Soldiers & Sailors home had clean up crews outside of its facility to help with damages from Saturday's vandalism.

The Soldiers and Sailors monument was vandalized after Saturday’s protest

Ted Prasse president of the monument commission was shocked, especially after the nice deed he and his staff did.

"Well, we spent the day yesterday planting flowers part of our goal is that we come together as community members, so we had a lot of people come down and had that disrupted, and the monument vandalized," he said.

So far, there is a lot of graffiti, the sandstone was spray-painted & the sandstone carvings have also been broken from people throwing glass.

But that's not all.

"Sadly, we've also had somebody steal the American Flag, and that saddens us because it's something that's a piece of art history," Prasse added.

Tim Daley, the executive director, has a descendent on the monument.

"For the disregard of it is very personal to me we will get through this the crucible of the American Civil war was the crucible that allowed us to develop our identity as American," he said.

No word yet on when the cleanup process will be completed.

The damages are still being assessed.

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