Saturday, January 19, 2019

Desecration in Canton

The Veteran's Memorial in Canton Cemetery was vandalized last night.  This post appeared on several Madison County community pages.




 someone has vandalized the Veteran's Memorial located in the Canton Cemetery. That Memorial has stood as a reminder of the countless sacrifices made by those of all races who served our country. The VFW has maintained it for years and it has been admired by all who visit our cemetery. Many hearts are broken as that monument has always been respected til now. People in the community are already offering reward money to help arrest those guilty of this crime. In short time, I am sure there will be funds donated to help the VFW with the repairs. This is not the time or place to make derogatory comments about this crime or the state of affairs with crime/corruption in our city, county and state so please refrain from doing so. Rather, it should be a cry for us to unite and find solutions to the problems that are causing this deviant behavior---in doing so, we honor those who faithfully served our country.
Beth MacNeill posted a message and these photos on Facebook as well.

I am offering $1000 for the arrest and conviction of who ever desecrated our monuments to the wonderful men and women that served our country. Someone has to be held accountable for this At the Canton city cemetery. I don’t blame this on the city of Canton I blame this on myself. if I can help be the eyes and ears for something this stupid, this wrong then it’s my fault also. But we All know enough people in this town that someone will talk. Our police and sheriffs department cannot be everywhere we as the citizens have to step up and take responsibility and also take charge of what is going on in our own neighborhoods.













24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like some escaped Nazis made it from Argentina to Mississippi?

Anonymous said...

Lame comment. Looks like you are confusing nazis with Empire storm troopers. Looks like a/some dumbass kid(s) performed this stunt. I hope they’re caught.

Anonymous said...

We should implement some form of public punishment when they are caught, inclusive of caning and repayment of the repair costs.

Micah Gober said...

The Canton cemetery is used as a short cut for people living in the area. There is a neighborhood on the back side. I've heard reports of people riding 4 wheelers, and riding horse in the cemetery. The people living in the neighborhood throw beer bottles in the cemetery. People come through there stealing flowers off the graves. Then there is the Canton City workers doing a poor job keeping the cemetery clean.

Anonymous said...

I hope the culprit(s) who did this are caught.

Anonymous said...

These are juvenile delinquents. Future criminals of a penal system. Using guns to permanently destroy property. They will be caught because one of them will brag about it. Their day is coming. What the stupid idiot didn’t think about was a round could have deflected and hit an innocent person.

Anonymous said...

Nope, probably the thugs that live right near that location. The PD has received many calls of these guys shooting in the back yard with AK/AR type weapons. They say no one wants to come forward to ID them. Part of the Grave Yard group.

Anonymous said...

Gober, you don't know very much about Canton. There has been an 8 foot iron fence on the back side on the cemetery along Adams St. for several years now stopping the very things you mention. Lee Breeland started the effort to collect the money to have it erected.

I lived across the street from that cemetery for 40 years, worked in it when I was in elementary and jr high school. Not once did I ever see a horse or a atv being ridden in the cemetery.

As was mentioned in the post above by Ms McNeal, Canton PD and the SO cannot be everywhere and knowing Canton like I know it, someone will talk and it will come out who did this in time. I just hope that the City judicial system will act accordingly when they are caught no matter who they are or who their parents are if they are juveniles.

Anonymous said...

The obvious solution to this is putting more guns on the streets.

Anonymous said...

Put the little angels in stocks in the plaza and leave about 1,000 pounds of "throwing fruit" for the public's enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how they would like if someone shot up one their family members grave marker. Different story then

Once A Hooligan.. said...

I have no idea so I will ask the question: It this cemetery the final resting place of both black and white deceased?

And on a related note, for those who claim this was the act of children..when I was a 'children', the boys didn't walk around town with guns. We might have had a slingshot or the occasional dirt clod, but....DAYUM!

Anonymous said...

The entrances Canton cemetery use to be locked at sundown by canton pd. I don't see why they cant start doing it again.

Cousin Eddie said...

People will now have to put video cameras in cemeteries.

My how the culture has changed!

Micah Gober said...

I'm from Madison County, and yes I know about the new fence.

Anonymous said...

There some Blacks in there. Also a large group of Confederate soldiers (American Vets by VA dictate years ago). Regardless, this is a Memorial to ALL Veterans of this country. There is no stipulation regarding race anywhere on the Memorial. These are not children, they are gang members who have been doing this around town. It is not a fence issue, it is a respect issue.

Anonymous said...

Locking up dead folk, now I've heard it all.

Anonymous said...

The city cemetery in Greenville is a site to behold and a wonderful place to remember loved ones plus a nice tour of history. From the stately monuments to the age-old trees to the winding roadway. For years they've locked the gates at sundown. No reason to allow walking or riding traffic in a cemetery after dark.

Truly could find out in fifteen minutes who did this if he wanted to.

Anonymous said...

"The entrances Canton cemetery use to be locked at sundown by canton pd. I don't see why they cant start doing it again".
To what purpose? The gates only stop vehicle traffic, not foot traffic. You can walk/run onto the cemetery grounds from basically anywhere. The fence along Adams Street stops at the ends and doesn't continue to Lyons Street to the west. I don't mind the cemetery, it reminds me daily where I will be someday and to live my life accordingly.

Anonymous said...

There are people in Canton who are just like the idiots in Jackson. They shoot their guns at night for entertainment and just to "represent". Signs and headstones make excellent targets but they just want to shoot. No political statement just shooting. Could have been anybody.

Anonymous said...

This shows that some people have no reguard for honoring fallen soldiers and our living service men and women. Citizens of Canton complain about gunshots almost ever night. I know that policemen can't be everywhere but the neighbors of shooters should/could let them know where shots are being fired from. About 2 weeks ago, a windshield was broken by a gunshot in front of Mike Sledge's parts house. Just a few minutes later, Charles Sledge would have been hit by this bullet. This was not a nighttime shooting, happened in broad daylight. So, please, if your neighbors are shooting, call and report them. You or one of your loved ones could be wounded or KILLED.

Anonymous said...

True enough that people could walk around the gates, if they were to start locking them again, and do what ever they want. Someone looking to vandalize a grave marker or memorial monument probably would not have done it if they would have had to walk in from Lyon, Academy or Adams streets. Vandals, thugs, thieves and the like are worthless and lazy.

Anonymous said...

If Truly and his fearless legion of forensics experts really wanted to find out who the perps are, they could do that by noon tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Truly doesn't give two flips or flaps about what happened in that cemetery.

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