New Britain police are investigating vandalism at the Borinqueneers veterans monument.
Police said graffiti was discovered on the monument Thursday, along with vandalism to parts of the memorial. Public Works crews responded to clean up early Friday morning.
Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage and asking anyone with information to contact the New Britain Police Department at 860-826-3000.
Mayor Erin Stewart tweeted that the vandalism was "blatant disrespect for individuals who sacrificed their lives for our freedom."
The monument, located at the intersection of Beaver Street, Washington Street and Farmington Avenue, recognizes the contributions of the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Unit. The outfit was the largest active duty military unit in US history, based out of Puerto Rico. They served in World Wars I and II and the Korean War.