Delco town's Sept. 11 memorial vandalized

August 31, 2011 6:20:50 PM PDT
Police are investigating vandalism that damaged a Sept. 11 memorial outside a suburban Philadelphia fire company.

Clifton Heights Fire Company President Harry Kent tells the Delaware County Daily Times it appears someone tried to use a knife or rock to scratch the base of the small monument outside the borough fire station.

The memorial is constructed from a piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center site mounted on a replica of the twin towers, on top of a base shaped like the Pentagon. The dedication plate is in the shape of the state of Pennsylvania.

The Daily Times report says a formal dedication is planned for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Kent says plans to repair the damage are on hold until after the ceremony.

Police are investigating.


Information from: Delaware County Daily Times

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