ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – An Anderson County veteran’s cemetery was vandalized on Christmas morning.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetry on Belton Highway.

Upon deputies arrival, they located extensive graffiti on the mausoleum and on some of the headstones.

Several deputies and other local first responders have been working to get the damage cleaned up, the sheriff’s said.

People in the area say whoever did it needs to be held accountable.

“I’d like for the people who, a group of kids, young adults, whoever it is to be caught and to be punished for their actions. There was no reason for it.” Angie Chambers said.

This incident is under investigation by the ACSO.