Nothing makes me madder than when someone messes with the animals, the elderly, children -- or our veterans.

And it's as if terrorists had infiltrated Yakima today. Vandals have heavily damaged the veterans memorial at Sarg Hubbard Park.

Lowest of the lows.The memorial honors those who have fought for our freedom. Respect needs to be given, not disrespect. Destroying this memorial is treason!

If anyone sees part of the memorial, please, by all means, call the Yakima Police Department at 575-6200. The police getting to them first will probably be a good idea.

Meantime, my friends from the Combat Veterans United Motorcycle Group are working to see if they can repair the damage.

This is one of the worst things that could be done. Always thank a veteran -- young, old, man or woman -- and be grateful for your freedom!