Jan 27



The north and east sides of the monument. If you want to see the images and words that we have blurred, click on this image. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2009.

The Peace Light vandalism was first discovered by an “off duty” Licensed Battlefield guide and his friend as they were touring the battlefield on the afternoon of Thursday, January 8, 2009. They were the first to report the vandalism (at least the National Park Service didn’t know about it when they reported it). They also took a couple of pictures of the spray painting, and have now shared them with us. Currently, the National Park Service has boards over the spray paint as we showed you on our post for January 10, 2009.



Another view of the east side of the monument. If you want to see the images and words that we have hidden, click on this image. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:45 PM on Thursday, January 8, 2009.



The vandals also spray painted the wayside exhibit on Oak Ridge, just south of the Oak Ridge Tower. This view was taken facing east on Friday, January 9, 2009.



Here is a view of the Oak Ridge wayside a couple of months before it was spray painted. This view was taken facing east by Craig Swain of the Historical Marker Database on Saturday, November 1, 2008.

See the following related posts:

Peace Light Monument Vandalism on January 10, 2009.
Eternal Light Peace Memorial Dedication Ceremony on January 1, 2008.
Red Cloths Finally Removed From Monuments on July 7, 2008.
Smith’s New York Battery Monument Still Awaits Restoration on May 31, 2008.
A New Type of Vandalism for Memorial Day on May 26, 2008.
Lots of Rain, No Eternal Flame on March 19, 2008.


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