Graffiti Found at 3 Major D.C. Monuments

WASHINGTON — Graffiti has been found at the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service says.

U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said Tuesday that messages written in permanent marker were discovered over the holiday weekend. Similar graffiti was found on a power box along the National Mall.

The message written on the Washington Monument references President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Rose says.

Park service spokesman Mike Litterst says because of similarities in what’s written and the handwriting, it’s thought the graffiti was left by one person.

The Washington Post reports that workers estimate cleaning will take about two weeks. The newspaper reports that officials believe it happened Saturday night and are pulling surveillance video.

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