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Defaced Veterans Monument in Woodside Cleaned by Non-Profit, Van Bramer
Defaced Veterans Monument in Woodside Cleaned by Non-Profit, Van Bramer

Jan. 23, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A defaced Veterans memorial at a Woodside park was cleared of graffiti yesterday by a non-profit group and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

The Veterans Memorial at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square, located along Roosevelt Ave. between 51st and 52nd Streets, was vandalized with orange-colored lettering over the weekend. The memorial and square honor Daniels, a Woodside resident who was killed in action in 1918 during World War I.

“The defamation of a monument to those who have served our country is a disgrace that I will not accept,” said Council Member Van Bramer. “The minute a constituent reached out to my office and alerted me to the situation, I made sure this monument was cleaned and restored as quickly as possible.”

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