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Shame on memorial site vandals

I don’t think the general population can appreciate the devastation and pain that is brought upon a grieving family member when somebody purposefully steals and destroys a loved one’s memorial site. For what reason do they do this?

The roadside memorial sites people see on our streets are not to glorify the crash site. They are a way in which family and friends can come to gather to memorialize, and bring love, kindness and respect to the loss and memory of their deceased loved one.

We’re trying to bring a sense positive energy to the crash site, which so violently and tragically took the life of our innocent family member.

Why are people so disrespectful, so ignorant or just so evil? Obviously the perpetrator does not feel or comprehend the pain a family endures every day having lost their child or someone special.

Are these disrespectful individuals completely void in knowing the extent of hurt and insult their actions bring a family, when a blatant destruction takes place?

Still, our family is strong. The vandals may have emotionally hurt us, but they have not broken us. We will go forward even stronger.

Our family is unique, and it showed in all the characteristics that made up Kassandra’s character. You can desecrate her memorial site, but just know that you’ll never come close to being the type of amazing person she was.

Shame on the perpetrator. And how shameful a society it is we live in when it happens four times in less than 21 months.


Sherri Todd, Kassandra Kaulius’ family member

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