On the eve of one of the most solemn and respectful times of the year in Australia – Anzac Day – a group of millenials thought it would be funny to desecrate a war memorial in Melbourne.
As people prepared to pay homage to our brave men and women who have fought – many dying – in an effort to make Australia the great nation it is today, this group of moronic, foul-mouthed teens thought it would be a joke to steal and ruin floral wreaths placed at the Box Hill Memorial Gardens.
The wreaths were lovingly placed at the memorial by a group of school students in the lead-up to Anzac Day.
The group of young vandals, probably similar ages to those diggers who went off to fight overseas during World War I, have know idea what it means to take responsibility for their actions.
Not only did they stupidly film themselves stealing wreaths and flowers, they then shared that footage on social media, which has now gone viral and rightfully been met with anger and disappointment.
The footage shows two teenage boys running with armfuls of floral wreaths and placing them in front of two teenage girls.
The females are heard thanking them as they run back and forth bringing more wreaths. They laugh and swear throughout the video.
The general manager at Box Hill RSL, Denis Fernando, said the incident was shocking. "We're all disgusted and outraged," he said.
And now, instead of taking responsibility for their actions, instead of apologising for their senseless act, this group of teens are crying victim. Why? Because they are upset about the public backlash they are receiving since the footage went viral.
They’re upset? Really? They should have thought about that before desecrating a war memorial.
How about they take a long hard look at themselves and think about how their actions have upset so many people, from the elderly who may have fought for Australia, right down to those young school children who were showing their respect when placing the wreaths at the memorial.
It’s about time these millenials take responsibility for their actions. Take the backlash like the young adults that you are.
What sort of society have we created that our young people can no longer take responsibility for their actions? You want to be adults? Start acting like one.