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Veterans want War Memorial vandals found

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Veterans are upset and speaking out after war memorials in Albany were vandalized over the weekend, for the second time in two years.

Nick Nicholson joins his fellow veterans in disbelief as they placed a wreath on the War Memorials in recognition of Memorial Day. Nicholson ran his fingers over the traces of black spray paint that remains from vandals who defaced the monuments over the weekend. 

The World War II monument has been up less than a year and now the community wants some answers.

"I was heartbroken. I raised the money, me and some other people, we were the ones that raised the money to put that World War Two memorial up and we're going to do a Korean War memorial on Veterans Day," said Nick Nicholson, a veteran who served 30 years as a Marine.

This is the second time crooks have vandalized the Vietnam veterans memorial, but this time, the veterans want to make sure whoever did it is held responsible. 

"The people that we memorialize in those monuments are the reason why these kids can run around and do what they do and not get shot for it," said Nicholson. 

They're asking anyone who has information that could help police to come forward before it can happen again. 

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