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Historic veterans organization post vandalized over Memorial Day weekend
A historic veteran's organization headquarters in Oregon was reportedly vandalized over Memorial Day weekend.
The flag pole, handrail and brick wall supporting the railing adjoining the front steps of the American Legion Post 83 in Eugene, Ore., were defaced early Saturday morning, according to The Register-Guard.
"It's just unbelievable and it's very sad," John Hampton, the post's commander, told the news outlet Sunday.
The post, which is the local headquarters for about 260 veterans, was vandalized sometime between 1 and 7 a.m. Saturday morning, police said.
The vandalism took place just hours before the American Legion post held a fundraiser to raise money for scholarships, food and clothing for veterans, Hampton told the news outlet. The fundraiser still took place and was not impacted by the vandalism that destroyed the front of the building.
The house that was dedicated as the post's headquarters in 1977 was listed as city landmark in 2000.
Eugene police are currently investigating the incident.