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American Legion post vandalized over Memorial Day weekend, county agency says

American Legion AC unit vandalized
Posted at 8:22 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 08:22:06-04

FALMOUTH, Ky. — An American Legion post in northern Kentucky was struck by vandalism over the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Pendleton County Emergency Management agency.

In a Sunday evening Facebook post, the agency said copper tubing was cut from the air conditioning unit at American Legion Post 109 in Falmouth, possible damaging the entire unit.

The alleged vandalism happened the same weekend that the veterans service organization held a ceremony honoring fallen service members. The facility was left without air conditioning for a reception following the Memorial Day service.

“The senseless damage to their AC system will be a hardship on this group of dedicated military veterans,” the post said.

According to Pendleton County Emergency Management, the organization gets its funding from dues, donations and renting out its facilities for events.

“Just sad that something like this happened to this organization and particularly during a time of remembrance for those who have given so much,” the post said. “Their very lives for the freedoms we enjoy.”

Facebook commenters have already asked how they can help. The post has been shared more than 100 times.