A 9/11 memorial on the Occidental College campus, sponsored by the college’s Republican Club, was vandalized Saturday night.
The memorial consisted of 2,997 American flags, one to represent each of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.
“At midnight early this morning, vandals crushed, snapped, and threw in the garbage every single flag. Not one was left in the ground. Not only did they destroy the memorial, they put posters and flyers up that shamed the victims of 9/11,” the Republican Club wrote on Facebook.
The Republican Club wrote that members spent Saturday night retrieving flags from the garbage to rebuild the memorial and subsequently guarding the memorial against any additional vandalism.
Four Occidental students came up and snapped a few flags right in our faces. When we confronted them, those cowards got away as fast as they possibly could.
We had thought the storm had passed, however, we were very wrong. This morning, students woke up to another lazy attempt at vandalism. Hundreds of flags kicked and smashed, and fifty or so back in the trash. Of course, we put them back in the ground.
Occidental is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles. Barack Obama attended as an undergraduate for two years before transferring.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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