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May 22, 2012
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I received this email tonight from a reader of my blog. Though I have never posted any of your personal emails this one I think deserves some consideration. I do have to say that my intent of the posting ‘Ultimate sacrifice’ was to show how some people honor the men and woman killed defending our freedom. And the remarks about the aclu show that some people do not want any of us to show our religious affiliations. I know for a fact that when I walked through the Arlington cemetery many of the graves did not have any indication as to religion. Yes the majority had either a cross or the star of David, but they were only on the graves of those like myself who’s dog tags read that you were either of the Christian or Jewish religion.

>>>I understand your sadness at what you see as disrespect for the military, but what about the soldiers and soldiers’ families that are not Christians? Many members of my family have honorably served in the army at great personal cost. To put a cross to their remembrance (or on their graves) is showing disrespect to them and their religious beliefs. I am all for loving g-d, and loving others, but it is also time to let everyone pray according to their beliefs- it should be at a personal level not mandated by law. The military is not 100% Christian, although many believe that this is so- or want it to be this way.

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  1. Rosalyn permalink
    May 23, 2012 3:13 pm

    Why can’t it be up to the family of each soldier if they want or don’t want a religious symbol? Don’t they fill out paperwork that gives religious affiliation at the time of joining the service? Just because some don’t, should not require the removal for everyone.

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  2. ferro permalink
    May 23, 2012 9:36 pm

    Actually if you check with snopes.com it is another e-mail rumor that has been circulating since 2003. Neither the ACLU nor Obama has said anything about removing headstones on military graves, nor abolishing prayer. My comment was mainly addressed to prayers be private or silent when more than one religion is present.

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