The Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the final resting place for many Americans who served our great nation. The usually calm resting place was interrupted by by disrespectful thugs who were caught urinating on American flags.
George Gatteny was sitting in traffic in Somerville, Massachusetts when he saw a man pull four miniature American flags and urinate on them. Meanwhile a woman was acting as lookout.
"Never imagined what I was about to see," Gatteny said.
Gatteny also said that when he got out of his car to confront the pair they took off.
Luckily, Gatteny was able to take some photos of them and post them on Facebook. The responses have been very angry and some are even threatening to take care of the incident with violence.
"Don't take matters into your own hands," Gatteny pleaded. "The police are taking care of it."
Additionally, the police have released a photo of the suspect and have asked for help identifying the man.
Per NBC Boston:
According to Somerville Veterans Services, the cemetery contains remains of soldiers killed in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Wars and the 1983 Beirut bombing. Gatteny says he just wants to make sure they continue to be honored and respected for their service.
"The freedom you think you have, to do what you want? They died for it," said Gatteny.
"If these allegations are true, they are offensive not only to our community and our own veterans, but to our entire nation and those who served and continued to serve," Mayor Joseph Curatone said in a statement. "Following the full investigation by the Somerville Police Department, I am confident that anyone who may be found guilty will be held fully responsible for these despicable actions."
Anyone with information on the male's identity is asked to call 617-625-1600 Ext. 7238.
What a disgusting act by these two. Hopefully justice is served and they are punished for what they did.