Cannon stolen from Yelm veterans memorial replaced
Members of the American Legion Post 164 vowed not to let the thief destroy their plans to honor veterans, so they installed a new cannon in the same spot Saturday afternoon during a rededication ceremony. The community was welcomed to the unveiling.
Tony [veteran Tony Dayton] said there’s also added security measures this time around. “We have a camera on it, we’ve got that it will be notifying someone,” he said. “We have a veteran that is here 24 hours a day. If this goes off and the veteran is notified, I would not want to be the criminal that day.”
With the memorial repaired, the community is now moving forward.
“This cannon is a symbol of their legacy, their legacy of great example,” said Allen. “Let’s go forth and commit in remembrance of our fallen.”