The Alhambra Police Department is searching for the person or people who vandalized the Alhambra Park Veterans Memorial early Wednesday, the agency posted on Facebook. The graffiti on the memorial wall — which includes names of local service members who died in service — has since been removed.
Similar markings were found near the swimming pool facility, police told the Pasadena Star-News. The graffiti resulted in nearly $1,000 in damages.
The vandalism comes days before Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The city of Alhambra will host Tuesday a ceremony and celebration to honor those who have served in the armed forces. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave.
"With Veterans Day approaching, we would like to thank all our veterans for their service!" Alhambra PD posted on Facebook. "We would also like to thank our Public Works Department for the prompt removal of this graffiti."