Lewis & Clark Veterans Monument desecrated

Police are continue to investigate after someone desecrated the Lewis & Clark Veterans Monument at Memorial Park in Helena. Sometime between Thursday night (Sept. 10) and Friday morning (Sept. 11), vandals stole the POW/MIA flags and damaged the mechanism on the poles that raises and lowers the flags at the Veterans monument, according to a news release from the Helena Police Department. An anonymous donor has already stepped up to cover the cost of repairs to the Memorial built in 1949, officials noted.