Shockingly brazen thieves defaced a memorial that commemorates the collapse of the deadly Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis. Two days after its unveiling, more than two dozen letters had been ripped from the memorial’s granite wall.
Designed by local landscape architect Tom Oslund, the letters were part of sentence that read: “Our lives are not only defined by what happens, but by how we act in the face of it, not only by what life brings to us, but by what we bring to life. Selfless actions and compassion create enduring community out of tragic events.”
The missing letters, which are valued at $4,000, left behind largely unreadable sentences upon the surface of the black wall. To avoid confusion, officials decided to remove the remaining letters until new ones can be fabricated.
This is lame. But at the same time, you gotta wonder why the design made the letters so easy to remove.
Who would deface a memorial?
This makes me sick. One of the victims’ family lives in my city. They are the nicest people I have ever met and they don’t deserve to have the memorial to their father vandalized.
this is one of the most sick, depressing, horrific things someone can do. i mean, do they KNOW what it means?!!?!?
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