Memorial vandalized in Harriman, vets seek action

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) As a veteran of war and member of American Legion Post 53, Cliff Cole watches over Harriman's War Memorial Plaza, but he is unable to keep his eyes on the monuments at night.

Over the past couple years the memorial has been vandalized more than 30 times so he decided to do something about it.

Cole had a high definition camera with night vision installed last month and is hopeful the new set of eyes will see the next attack coming and lead him to the vandals.

"It's beyond comprehension that someone thinks this is fun, but apparently some people do because they're constantly trying to do it," said Cole. "We felt like this is the only logical step to take to get this thing up and recording and those folks that want to do that, we'll find you."

The camera cost the organization $1500. They said it was a small price to pay to keep the memory of those who served alive and sturdy.