Ocala, Florida — For the second time in less than a week, the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park was vandalized.
The Ocala Police Department said that this time five flagpoles that represent the branches of the military were bent. Two of them were bent all the way to the ground.
OPD said that the damage is estimated at $500.
According to reports, the damage was reported by the cleaning service that is contracted to keep the park clean.
On Tuesday, the park was vandalized when someone broke two American Bald Eagle statues that were affixed on the park’s main wall signage. The vandals also caused damage to one of the pillars.
“This was a senseless and hurtful act with Veterans Day approaching,” OPD said.
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