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Fairmont police are investigating an act of vandalism at the Baptist Temple church in Fairmont.

Police were called early Sunday morning before service started to investigate where a vehicle had ran through the yard damaging a number of crosses and tearing up the lawn. 

For more than 20 years now Baptist Temple has been putting these flags and crosses in the church lawn in honor of the many area veterans, a number of which are members of the church. 

One member even pointing at a veteran that fought in World War II under General Patton and saying it’s people like him they do that for.  

Many people voiced their feelings on social media and in neighborhoods around the church, but members of the church have already began recovering. 

“We put a lot of time and effort into this. We spent the last two days putting these up, and then someone in a matter of seconds can damage it. But we’ll fix the damage. and if someone does it again we’ll fix it again,” said Bill Poe, a member of Baptist Temple and a veteran who served for over 20 years.  

Some church members even began putting some crosses back in place this morning before service.

If you have information on this incident please contact Fairmont police at (304) 366-4200.

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