Four granite memorials meant to honor veterans were destroyed in Brownwood, Texas recently. The slabs lay shattered in pieces across the memorial platform, metal and wood scattered about the bits of granite that now bear engravings that cannot be read. Previously, they had honored veterans from WWII and the 36th Infantry Division which had been part of the state’s national guard.

While it has been suggested that heavy winds may have toppled the memorials, police are looking into deliberate vandalism. The flagpoles and nearby monuments appear to remain relatively untouched. Local news has estimated the repairs to cost approximately $50,000.

This comes before Memorial Day, on May 28, where residents of Brownwood will still hold their yearly ceremony, despite the damages.

See the fallen monuments from the local news here.