(HENRY CO.) - A historic Henry County cemetery was hit by vandals last week, who damaged dozens of headstones.
Tom Saunders has taken care of Lewisville's historic cemetery for more than three decades. To him, the destruction is more than just an act of vandalism - it's an attack on his family and his ancestors.
Saunders said he first noticed a stone out of place on Thursday evening. More than 27 were toppled and damaged, some of the oldest headstones are now broken beyond repair.
The cemetery is lined with veterans of the Revolutionary War and the founding fathers of Lewisville.
The town was established in 1829 by Lewis Freeman, who is also buried in the cemetery. Even his eight-foot-tall marker has fallen victim to vandalism, Saunders said.
Since the incident occurred, several community members have offered time, money and resources to make all the possible repairs, Saunders said.
The Henry County Sheriff's Department is investigating the vandalism.
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