A mural honoring 2,273 Vietnam Veterans was destroyed ahead of Memorial Day in Venice, California.
Vandals painted over most of the 2,273 names.
Each one is a missing Vietnam Veteran.
A significant cleanup was planned after extensive graffiti, with a thick sheen of silver paint, covered the mural that stood in the same place untouched since 1992.
City officials said the clean up won’t be easy and sand-blasting the graffiti off the wall will damage parts of the mural.
The artist who painted the mural died in 1996.