The sad part is... take a look at the nice photo below from a few years ago (our rose garden with the white obelisk in the middle).
The obelisk didn't make it through the wind today. It had taken some damage last fall from some stupid kids who decided to rip it out of the ground, bust one of the legs and take the top off. We had managed to repair it a bit and stuck it in the ground. This past winter, one of the plows was trying to get done REALLY fast and they went flying down our hill and throw the heavy, wet icky stuff at the edges of the road 15 feet onto our property and a chunk of ice took out part of the obelisk. So with both episodes weakening the obelisk, the wind today was just too much for it. The wind knocked it right over and broke one of the other legs.