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Remembrance Day
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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 10:12:32 »
Just saw this ~ ~ on social media.  >:(

It was done last night, in Toronto, at the cenotaph at Old City Hall.
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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 10:28:01 »
You can just imagine how the Afghan memorial is going to be treated by the people who did this.
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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 10:29:33 »
Just saw this ~ ~ on social media.  >:(

It was done last night, in Toronto, at the cenotaph at Old City Hall.

 >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 11:11:11 »
I walked over to the service at the town hall. These are photos from last year,
https://www.facebook.com/pg/STHSwanseaTownHall/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1866187526832273

The firehouse is next door. The cenotaph is across the street in front of the Legion. The Legion had been in operation for 85 years. But, when the area voted itself "wet" in 2000, its days were numbered.

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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 13:40:35 »
Just saw this ~ ~ on social media.  >:(

It was done last night, in Toronto, at the cenotaph at Old City Hall.

On the other side apparently 'with us' was painted; i.e., 'ye broke faith with us'.

Weird, and not at all typical of cenotaph graffiti. I wonder if we have a struggling vet who got pissed off and did this?
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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 13:46:52 »
I wonder if we have a struggling vet who got pissed off and did this?

 Possibly a disgruntled vet. Who knows? Some kind of political statement?

But, it's a memorial for those who did not make it home.

They are buried overseas. So, this is all their families have.

Their names are in the New City Hall Rotunda. An uncle I never got to meet among them.

An Earl Scheib special for the doer?

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Re: Remembrance Day
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 10:37:31 »
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Charges laid after Toronto cenotaph vandalized

Kayla Goodfield, Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto   

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Published Friday, November 15, 2019 9:35AM EST 
Last Updated Friday, November 15, 2019 9:52AM EST 

TORONTO -- A 33-year-old Toronto man has been charged after city officials spent the morning succeeding Remembrance Day removing graffiti found on the cenotaph just outside Old City Hall.

On Tuesday morning, the words “ye broke faith” and “with us” were seen spray-painted onto two sides of the monument located in downtown Toronto at Queen and Bay streets.

The words appear to reference the line, “If ye break faith with us who die,” from John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields.”

Officers with the Toronto Police Service confirmed they received a cell regarding the vandalism at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

DAMAGE:
Bay St & Queen St W
- reports that the cenotaph has been vandalized (spray paint)
- officers o/s investigating
- any info pls call 4168082222/8085200#GO2184146
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— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) November 12, 2019

City officials were later seen power washing the cenotaph, removing the paint, in the noon hour that same day.

At the time, Toronto Mayor John Tory called the act “disgraceful and completely unacceptable.”

“You have to ask yourself what kind of person would do this kind of things any day of the year, especially on the day after Remembrance Day when you had thousands of people place poppies here in somber and solemn remembrance of those who served us,” he said.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford commented on the matter on Twitter as well.

Disgusting to see a monument to our heroic veterans disrespected by this shameful act of vandalism. I trust our police to find whoever is responsible and bring them to justice. https://t.co/qzv6GcoOj2
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) November 12, 2019
Thomas Christian Zaugg now faces two mischief charges in connection with the incident.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/charges-laid-after-toronto-cenotaph-vandalized-1.4687189

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