Snapchat moment exposes moment two Albury teenagers desecrated a war memorial

SNAPCHAT: The two teenagers urinate on Albury's war memorial.

SNAPCHAT: The two teenagers urinate on Albury's war memorial.

TWO teenagers caught urinating on Albury’s war memorial should “have the book thrown at them” and made an example of, according to the president of the Wagga RSL sub-branch.

“These blokes have no excuse … they should know better,” said Kevin Kerr.

“They don’t know the meaning of respect.”

The desecration was made public by The Border Mail newspaper, which obtained a Snapchat picture of two 17-year-olds urinating on the Monument Hill memorial early Thursday morning.

The teenagers handed themselves into police on Monday morning.

Mr Kerr spoke of the hurt ex-servicemen and women felt when war memorials were disrespected.

He said the memorials had the same status as a grave.

“How would they (the two teenagers) feel if we urinated on their parents’ graves?” Mr Kerr asked.

“They would probably kick up a stink, and rightly so.

“Why did they do it? Were they drunk and did not know what they were doing, or were they being smart?”

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