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Late night disturbance after dedication ceremony in South Sioux City


Wednesday's dedication ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall in South Sioux City was a magical moment for many Siouxlanders. However, that moment was disturbed overnight.

Forty American flags were placed along Riverview Drive leading into the Siouxland Freedom Park. Around 4:00 a.m. Thursday, South Sioux City Police received a call from a witness claiming that the American flags were no longer standing tall, but instead, lying in the street.

"This is hallowed ground. This is a memorial that has great meaning for a lot of people. Unfortunately, and I'll be blunt, there's no accounting for stupid in our society; and, there are people stupid enough to think about doing something like that," said Mike Newhouse, President of Siouxland Freedom Park Inc.

Fortunately the wall was untouched. Mike Newhouse said the area is under 24-hour live surveillance; and, if anything bad were to happen, he knows the South Sioux City Police would be there in an instant.

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