Plymouth, Massachusetts is an icon of the historical American nation so it should surprise no one that the recent defacement of Plymouth Rock and other Pilgrim monuments has been followed by an attack on the town’s 9-11 Memorial.
Authorities in Plymouth, Massachusetts, say the town’s 9/11 memorial has been vandalized a week after the Plymouth Rock memorial was defaced.
A statue of a police officer standing alongside a firefighter was knocked over and damaged. Plymouth police are investigating the incident.
"At first I was angry, then I was heartbroken and sad,” Former Plymouth Selectman Dick Quintal, who took out a second mortgage on his home to fund the construction of the memorial, told WCVB News. [9/11 memorial vandalized in Plymouth shortly after Plymouth Rock was tagged, by Julie Loncich, WCVB Boston, February 24, 2020]
So far, the local media has been very sympathetic. [Firefighters pick up the pieces after attack on Plymouth’s 9-11 Memorial, by Rich Harbert, Patriot Ledger, February 24, 2020] We’ll see how long that lasts as the hate ramps up for the 400th Anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers.
Just one week after Plymouth Rock was vandalized with red graffiti, another beloved memorial in Plymouth, Massachusetts, was found damaged. This time it was the town's 9/11 tribute. A statue of a police officer was knocked over and damaged on Sunday. https://t.co/vZOc0NgDyd— CNN (@CNN) February 24, 2020