German soldiers in VA cemeteries

Sir/Ma’am, 
 
I am opposed to the fight over German headstones in cemeteries.  Let these men lay in peace identified by the military they served.
 
If this offends so much then the next logical step would be to remove all Confederate headstones in American cemeteries. But I don’t think that would be popular.
 
Thank you,
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere
On May 13, 2020, at 11:02 AM, John Compere  wrote:


Swastikas are symbols of hate & the horrible genocide of human beings by the deranged demagogue Hitler & his murderous Nazis. They also encourage & serve as rallying signs for the neo-Nazis & White Supremacists in our country whose stated goal is to kill all American Jewish people. Swastikas have no place in an American military cemetery with our American military members who fought & over 400,000 gave their lives to stop the nefarious Nazis.
 
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”- Norman Schwarzkopf (General, US Army)
 
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80 % Christians)

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2 Comments

  1. They didn’t ask to be buried there. Why not just remove the swastika and the Fuhrer reference?

  2. A.L. Hern

    This is all of a piece with the dispute over the appropriateness of Confederate monuments, whose defenders claim that that statuary is and should be protected “history.”

    Unlike in ancient times, history is written in books; when it is written by responsible, qualified historians it is with precisely the sort of context that MAKES it history and not hagiography (don’t know the word? Look it up). But in the long history of the world, no one ever erected a statue to anybody that was intended to do anything other than glorify its subject.

    Before you can “defend” history, you must first learn both its definition and how it is properly studied.

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