In the week before Memorial Day, Venice residents noticed the frustratingly familiar sight of graffiti.
But this time, the location was especially egregious: Vandals scrawled big, white letters over part of a mural memorializing Vietnam War veterans.
“It’s sad and shocking,” said Venice Chamber of Commerce Vice President George Francisco. “Such ignorance and animosity.”
The damage, he said, feels especially personal -- his father was a Green Beret in Vietnam and did two combat tours.
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