CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The city of Clinton is seeing an increase in vandalism targeting veteran banners according to Mayor Jack Gilfoy Jr.’s office.

In a post to Facebook, the city says that brackets have been broken, and some banners were pulled off of the brackets causing them to hang upside down or be removed completely. Glass objects were reportedly broken where the banners were messed with.

The Mayor’s office said that these banners were purchased through private donations from citizens, and called the damage disheartening.

The city assured residents that they are working to get any and all banners involved in this incident hung back up.