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200+ gravestones vandalized with swastikas in Illinois

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GLEN CARBON, Ill. -

More than 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend in an Illinois cemetery where more than 1400 veterans are buried. 

Police in Glen Carbon are investigating the vandalism as organizers of a Memorial Day observance scrambled to clean up. Local veterans, military servicemen, and volunteers placed flags at the cemetery to honor veterans.

Locals with loved ones buried at Sunset Hills say they're disturbed by the crime. 

"For anyone to be so disrespectful for the service members of our country that have passed, that's wrong," George Lour, whose father-in-law is buried in the cemetery, said. "I would've been upset especially with what I saw with all the swastikas and all that because the majority of people buried up here who were in the service because the majority of people buried up here that were in the service fought in World War II."

Volunteers also helped with the cleanup ahead of Monday's ceremony. Police in nearby Edwardsville are also investigating after multiple homes were found with swastikas spray-painted on them. 

The same suspects are believed to have also hit the Sunset Hills cemetery.

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