Desecrated graves


Tyler Murphy

St. Joseph’s cemetery in Oxford was vandalized between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. Thursday in the Village Oxford.

Every once in a while there seems to be a headline involving the desecration of headstones. For the life of me I can not understand why anyone would do such a thing.

The word desecrate is exactly what these morons did. Defined it means to treat a sacred place or thing, with violent disrespect.

I’m really not a religious person but even so a grave is a deeply spiritual shrine. They are the final defining object left to mark the fading legacy of a person’s life, some of them over a hundred years old, and to destroy one for nothing but a cheap thrill makes you a hideous human being.

I can’t imagine the injury and insult levied against the poor families. If it turns out to be some local kids odds are that in such a small community they might even have distant blood ties to those they destroyed.

Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 334-2000.