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“A really disrespectful act”

Vandals damage Fredericton’s Cenotaph on the eve of Remembrance Day


Every Nov. 11, veterans and citizens gather at Fredericton’s Cenotaph to honour those who died serving their country. This year, that service will be marred by the damage done on the weekend by vandals who toppled over the memorial’s two-metre cross, breaking it into pieces. “We’ve had some minor acts of vandalism in the past, but this is a major one in my mind. It’s serious damage,” said Harold Boone, the New Brunswick capital’s co-ordinator of projects. “The cost of repair doesn’t concern us as much as the timing and seriousness of it. It’s a really disrespectful act. It’s awful, especially right around Remembrance Day.”

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