PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — City officials restored the World War I memorial statue in Lawrenceville that was vandalized on Memorial Day.
The statue sits at Butler Street and Penn Avenue and was cleaned for the Memorial Day holiday.
According to police, the vandalism happened just before 8 a.m. on May 31. In addition to the splashes of red paint, images of a hammer and sickle, and the phrase, “June 19, 1986 Glory to the Day of Heroism,” were scrawled across the memorial.
Restoration work was completed on the Doughboy War Memorial in Lawrenceville this week. The work began after vandalism early this summer left the patina and bronze of the memorial damaged. Thank you to the restoration teams who worked on this piece! pic.twitter.com/ZbTCS9kqT6
— Pittsburgh City Planning (@PLANPGH) July 16, 2020
City officials say the paint damaged the patina and bronze of the memorial.