Donated sod covers section of Omaha war memorial damaged by vandals

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The section of Memorial Park where vandals burned a giant swastika has been covered with donated sod.

City of Omaha Parks and Recreation Director Brook Bench tweeted a photo Wednesday of the brand-new grass in Memorial Park.

The Nazi regime symbol was burned into the Memorial Park lawn in late July. The park honors American soldiers who fought against Nazi Germany in World War II.

Park maintenance tilled the defamed patch of grass. Home Company and Terry McGovern Construction donated sod to cover the area, according to parks officials.

Bench tweeted, "What a positive ending to such an unfortunate event."