Watchdog calls on VA to remove headstones inscribed with swastikas from national military cemetery

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Along with the soldiers' names and dates of birth and death, the headstones are engraved with a swastika in the center of an iron cross — an award for valor — and the phrase, "He died far from his home for the Führer, people and fatherland." "The Führer" is the name Hitler gave to himself.

Mikey Weinstein, chair of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), was tipped off to the headstones by a former active duty senior officer in the U.S. military. He shared photographs of the headstones with Salon.

Weinstein, who is Jewish, wrote Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie demanding that the department "immediately replace the gravestones of all German military personnel interred in V.A. National Cemeteries" and ensure that no Nazi-era symbols remain in U.S. military graveyards.




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DaSDGuy

Active Member
Careful how far you take this. The Hebrews killed Jesus Christ, so maybe the Star of David tombstones should be removed too. Or Muslims flew jetliners into the twin towers on 9-11, so all tombstones with the Islamic crescent should be removed too. See what I mean? Let the dead rest in peace. If a tombstone offends you, move along.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
I could Maybe see a case for the Swastika ...... but removing ' The Führer '

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People CHOOSE to be offended over history like this .... but then hey the left has been removing Confederate Statues
 
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