Uriah Kiser Jul 04, 2021 - Manassas
Visitors looking to learn about our nation’s history got an eyeful this Independence Day.
A monument for Confederate General Stonewall Jackson was found vandalized today.
Thanks to a PLN reader for sending us photos of the vandalism you see in this post.
Vandals used red and yellow paint to tag the statue, writing “no glory for racists” on the statue’s base. Crews from the National Park Service cordoned off the area as tourists look on.
Park rangers suspect the monument was vandalized sometime in the overnight hours of July 4. The park is managed by the National Park Service.
Today’s vandalism markers the third time since Summer 2020 that the statue has been the target of vandals. There are security cameras near the statue, but, so far, no one was charged in connection with any of the vandalism incidents, we’re told.
The statue was erected in 1940 at the site where Jackson first received the nickname “Stonewall” at the First Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861.