Editorial: Headstones didn’t inform; they insulted

BACKGROUND: On December 23, 2020, two swastika-adorned Nazi prisoner of war headstones were quietly removed from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, the result of a MRFF-initiated fight to get these symbols of hate and anti-Semitism out of an American veterans cemetery. The VA had initially vowed to preserve the headstones, but eventually caved to pressure from MRFF and its allies. When it came time to actually remove the stones, the VA attempted to keep it quiet, but thanks to San Antonio Express-News reporter Sig Christenson, who was tipped off about the removal by a tipster, the event was photographed and chronicled by his paper, and the story went viral in the major media.

The Express-News Editorial Board later expressed its agreement with MRFF in a January 1 editorial:

“… we agree with the sentiments of Michael L. ‘Mikey’ Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, who slammed the VA’s decision to keep the removal quiet.”

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For more background, see:

12/23/20 – MRFF’s Resolute Efforts Prevail! Veterans Administration Finally Removes Nazi Headstones From Ft. Sam Houston Nat’l Cemetery

12/28/20 – MRFF-Initiated Removal of Nazi Swastika Engraved Headstones Goes Viral in Major Media


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