Veterans are outraged after special plaques, meant to pay tribute to those who fought for our country, were stolen from Q'emiln Park in Post Falls.
"What a sad day when someone has to go so low, and desecrate a veterans memorial, how sad," Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin said.
For 12 years veterans have had a place just for them, a corner of Q'emiln Park dedicated to their service and sacrifice. But now, that gathering place has been desecrated.
"Dumbfounded. Why did someone do this? We are talking about veterans,"Larkin said.
Sometime last week five military plaques, each representing a different branch of the military, were stolen from the park. The theft has the local veteran community up in arms.
"I was shocked, I really was," veteran Len Crosby said. "It's a beautiful memorial and to have it vandalized in that manner is truly heartbreaking."
"It's a shame that people are so desperate to make a few bucks, that they have to desecrate something for veterans," veteran Larry Carstensen said.