Vandals deface Veterans Memorial; local residents reactBy ANITA MILLER - News EditorPosted: Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 Richard Cruz, project manager for the memorial, believes the paint defacing 26 engraved bricks can be safely removed. A gasp of disbelief, a sad shake of the head and a feeling of general disgust.That's how San Marcos residents reacted Saturday morning at the sight of graffiti spray-painted on the still under construction Hays County Veterans Memorial.Sometime overnight, someone used yellow spray paint to write "Kill Bush" on a section of the memorial where names of local veterans are displayed on a sloping wall. The same slogan, along with others, was repeated on the back of the memorial... job guys! Keep up the great and courageous work. Franklin will surly be proud