The memorial to Kingston’s war dead that was turned over on Veterans Day has been fixed by a Quincy monument company. The 91 nearby gravestones that were toppled won’t be fixed until the private organization in charge of Evergreen Cemetery has filed an insurance claim.
The memorial to Kingston’s war dead that was turned over on Veterans Day has been fixed by a Quincy monument company.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars monument on Green Street bears the names of all Kingston veterans who died fighting in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
"At this time, the service of our veterans is very important to recognize,'' said Dennis Randall, vice chairman of the Kingston selectmen. "A jerk like that doesn’t get to choose how we honor our veterans.''
Glenn Cadose, 17, and three male juveniles have been arrested in connection with the Veterans Day desecration, in which 91 headstones in nearby Evergreen Cemetery were also tipped over.
Cadose pleaded innocent to the 92 charges against him on Monday in Plymouth District Court.
The younger boys – a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds – will appear in court at a later date.
Repairing the veterans memorial took about seven man hours, said Bryan Poirier, sales and marketing manager for Quincy Memorials.
The repairs ordinarily would have cost $1,500, but Quincy Memorials charged just $495, to cover the cost of renting a crane, Poirier said.
"We wanted to do it for the community,'' he said.
The 91 headstones that were toppled will be fixed after the private organization in charge of the cemetery files an insurance claim.
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