Fort Sam National Cemetery

Why does our history have to be re-written because someone is offended that it happened! My father received the Navy Cross for his actions in WWII. If someone was offended his headstone reflected that would it have to be removed?
(name withheld)
(My parents are buried in FSNC and so will I be)

Response from MRFF Board Member John Compere

On Dec 24, 2020, at 12:37 PM, John Compere  wrote:

(name withheld),
Swastikas are symbols of horrible hatred & hideous holocaust that murdered 6 million innocent children, women & men by the psychopath Hitler & his Nazi henchmen. Swastikas also serve as rallying signs for neo-Nazis in this country whose stated goal is to kill all American Jewish people. National data documents hate crimes against Jewish-Americans have increased. Germany even bans the public display of Swastikas & makes it a crime. No history is being rewritten. Holocaust museums properly preserve the history of this gruesome genocide.
Nazi Swastikas & Aryanism have no place in American military cemeteries with Americans who fought (over 400,000 gave their lives) to defeat the evil Third Reich whose leader was the fascist Fuhrer, symbol the Swastika & criminal ideology the extermination of all human beings born of Jewish mothers (like Jesus). The Nazis co-opted the Prussian iron cross & desecrated it with their Swastika. The Department of Veteran Affairs has an official list of approved symbols for military cemetery graves & the iron cross with Nazi Swastika is not included.
No one should be surprised Americans of all races, religions & regions found these Nazi grave headstones offensive, anti-Semitic & anti-American & complained to the Department of Veteran Affairs. That is why they are being removed & replaced – as they certainly should be.
Brigadier General John Compere, US Army (Retired)
Disabled American Veteran (Vietnam Era)
Board Member, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (over 80% Christians)

Response from MRFF Advisory Board Member Mike Farrell
On Dec 24, 2020, at 1:13 PM, Mike  wrote:
Hi (name withheld),
No, it wouldn’t. Why should it?
No one is rewriting history. But as has been noted in the past, history has a dust bin. That’s
where the brutes, savages, despots and their anti-human ideologies belong.
We just don’t think they or their symbols should be glorified.
Mike Farrell
(MRFF Board of Advisors)


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1 Comment

  1. Friendly Civilian

    I’m going to guess that your dad wouldn’t be too impressed with you comparing his service medal to a swastika.

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