“Pappy’s” Veterans Bell Destroyed
"Pappy's Bell" at the Veterans Memorial in McEuen Field in Coeur d'Alene has possibly been damaged beyond repair. The bell shattered sometime over the weekend after it fell when someone broke the frame holding it aloft.
The damage is estimated at $15,000 and Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor is unsure if the bell can even be repaired at this point.
The bell was donated to the city of Coeur d'Alene during the 1950s. Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to contact the police.