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CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Dozens of headstoneswere toppled anddamaged sometime during Holy Week.

They're called gardens of stone, thefinal resting places of our mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, and those who sacrificed all. Hallowed ground where we memorialize those who have gone before us.

But here at Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls, someone crossed the line. Lieutenant Mike Gay, from the Cuyahoga Falls Police, says, "during Spring Break, we had several tombstones that were knocked over by vandals."

The damage is in the oldest part of the cemetery, where those whio founded this community rest. Even more heartbreaking is that it happened during Holy Week.

Doreen Biros and her co-workers walk in the cemetery every day at lunch. When they saw the damage, they were devastated. Biros remarked, "when we realized it happened on Good Friday, we just said, 'who would do such a thing?' "

Sue Kemmerling and her family were visiting their parents' grave, memorializing them on the five-yearanniversary of her mother's passing.

"We were just commenting on how beautiful the cemetery is here, and then we realized that there was vandalism."

Kemmerling added, "And we think, 'Why? Why would you want to do something like that?'"

Police are searching for suspects and Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward, which the City of Cuyahoga Falls will double.

Anyone with information about the cemetery vandalism is asked to call Summit County Crimestoppers at 330-434-COPS or the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department at 330-928-2181.