Oct 16, 2011 45 Comments ›› Pat Dollard
Note the yellow tape around the monument.
Definition of “Desecrate” from Dictionary.com:
1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
In the center of Lownsdale Square stands the Soldiers’ Monument, Douglas Tilden’s monument to the Oregonians killed in the Spanish-American War. Dedicated on May 31, 1906, the tall granite obelisk is topped with a bronze replica of an infantryman of the Second Oregon U.S. Volunteer Infantry, part of the first large American fighting force ever sent overseas.