SEATTLE – For the first time, armed guards watched over the children placing flags at historic Jewish cemeteries in North Seattle Wednesday night.
Families said they were forced to bring in security because of ongoing complaints about homeless campers, vandalism and just on Tuesday, people having sex on the tombstones.
Every year for a more than a decade, children come to honor the sacrifice of fallen veterans just before Memorial Day, but this year there’s a first at the Bikur Cholim and historic Sephardic Jewish cemeteries—armed security guards. Former Israeli Defense Forces keeping a close eye on the children placing 200 flags on veteran’s graves ahead of the holiday.
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