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Veterans Sites Looted, Damaged, Defaced around the Country

Over the last week, memorials to veterans have been defaced or damaged in several states around the country.

A Vietnam War memorial in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles was "extensively defaced" by graffiti sometime during the last week. ABC News describes the memorial:  "The homespun memorial painted on a block-long wall on Pacific Avenue lists the names of American service members missing in action or otherwise unaccounted for in Southeast Asia."

George Francisco, vice president of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, said: "It's a desecration. I mean it's very simple. There's no sort of other way around it."

"I've known the sacrifices these people made in an incredibly unpopular war. So to continue the mistreatment of Vietnam veterans is somewhat shocking, somewhat shocking and quite sad," Francisco said.

The painting reads: "You are not forgotten."