Confederate monument defaced at Wichita veterans park
July 18, 2021
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A granite monument honoring Confederate soldiers at Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park has been defaced with spray paint.
The Wichita Eagle reports that someone painted over the word "Çonfederate" in the phrase "In honor of all Confederate veterans of the War Between the States 1861-1865." The words courage, devotion and military duty, which referred to Confederate troops, also were covered in paint.
The memorial is part of a collection of city monuments that honor troops from each service branch and six wars and military actions. The Civil War monument, called the Rec...