Soldiers’ portraits vandalized at Peacekeepers Park in Angus: OPP

The portraits are paid for mostly through community donations

The search continues for the suspect or suspects who vandalized posters of two soldiers at Peacekeepers Park in Angus.

Provincial police were notified about the mischief last Thursday.

Bob George, a local resident and the National Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Veterans and United Nations Peacekeeping, told police the park serves as a physical remembrance of those who gave their lives in missions sanctioned by the United Nations.

The park is adorned with a “wall of honour,” which house portraits that are made by a local artist, who is also a peacekeeping veteran.

The posters that were defaced are those of Pte. Kevin McKay of Oro-Medonte and Corp. Paul Wallace.

McKay was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2010.

Wallace was killed during a peacekeeping mission in Egypt in 1964.

The portraits cost $160 and are mostly paid for through community donations.

They will be replaced in the spring.

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