Cannon stolen from Yelm veterans memorial replaced
A cannon stolen from a veterans memorial display in Yelm has now been 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.”
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