“Wreaths Across America” Claims Not to Put Xmas Wreaths on Jewish Veterans’ Graves — MRFF Volunteers’ Photos Prove That’s a Blatant Lie

Published On: December 24, 2021|Categories: Featured News|15 Comments|
Three photos showing Wreaths Across America Christmas wreaths on Jewish atheist and muslim graves

Despite its repeated insistence that it doesn’t place its Christmas wreaths on the graves of Jewish veterans, Wreaths Across America has once again placed its wreaths on countless Jewish and other non-Christian veterans’ graves, Christianizing the graves of these non-Christian veterans to the distress of many family members.

This year, MRFF volunteer photographers went to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and the cemetery at the Air Force Academy and found Wreaths Across America Christmas wreaths on numerous Jewish veterans’ graves, as well as the graves of a Muslim and an atheist, proving without a doubt that Wreaths Across America is a bald-faced liar.

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  1. Patriot Pastor December 24, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Who gives a rats ass if they do. The dead will not know, they are in hell right now.

  2. Donna December 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    As a coordinator, we do our best to remove any wreaths from some graves. It is more a symbol of remembrance, not religion, as we say the name of every veteran. Offense is being taken where none is meant. It is not Wreaths Across America organization laying them—it’s volunteers, many of them veterans, family members, scout groups, school kids.

  3. Grey One Talks Sass December 26, 2021 at 1:40 am

    Donna,

    None of you and your band of volunteers would even be out there if the Worcester Wreathe Company hadn’t created Wreathes Across America. They are very much as the center of this mess.

    The correct thing to do would be to have families sign up to get wreathes. This whole carpet bombing of every grave…. I know it makes the cemetery look nice but…

    That’s where Worcesters lack of foresight and empathy for customs other than ones own come into play. The parent company didn’t take any time to consider someone might not want a wreathe. And here we are.

    I see lessons everywhere regarding this issue. Sadly, I am not ‘everyone’

  4. A Concern American Whi Doesn’t Want Anyone Anywhere To Be Offended December 26, 2021 at 5:08 am

    It would be better to not lay any wreaths. That way no one is offended, and that is the most important thing in America today. Remember that some Jews, Muslims, atheists and others would be offended by excluded.

    That said, the photographs prove nothing. What would stop the wreathes from being moved from one grave to another to create manufactured offense? If would be best for someone to accompany the wreath layers to advise them on which wreathes to lay wreathes.

  5. Grey One Talks Sass December 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    @ A Concern American Whi Doesn’t Want Anyone Anywhere To Be Offended

    Oooo!!!! Pretzels. Yum!

  6. Jim Fentress December 26, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    @A concerned American Whi doesn’t want anyone anyhere to be offended
    That’s ridiculous. I”M OFFENDED you want Americans to stop showing respect for the men and women that died protecting our country. If a wreath ACCIDENTALLY gets placed on a jewish grave, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t done to offend them. There is ALWAYS going to be someone that doesn’t like what people do, BUT you need to pick your battles better and stop dishonoring our troops. Go pick a fight with the CCP up in DC for ruining our country and selling the US to China for greed. That’s a battle worth fighting.

  7. Mark Rosenthal December 27, 2021 at 1:14 am

    Donna wrote, “Offense is being taken where none is meant.”

    If you had any knowledge of the history of how Christians have treated Jews who refused to abandon their religion and heritage and convert to Christianity, perhaps you’d understand why it’s offensive even if you don’t mean it to be. There has been a 2 millennium long campaign by Christians to coerce Jews to convert, and the penalties imposed on Jews who refused to convert have included forcing Jews to live in ghettos, expulsion, outright murder, and genocide.

    Even though the U.S. in modern times has been less deadly to Jews than European Christianity historically was, it’s still the case that, even though Jews make up only 2% of the U.S. population, 60% of religious hate-crimes in the U.S. are perpetrated against Jews. And while most such hate crimes don’t result in deaths, far too many do.

    Perhaps knowledge of the centuries of brutality we’re suffered at Christian hands for simply refusing to be converted, will help you understand why a Christian wreath placed on a Jewish grave strikes many Jews as an attempt to convert us and deny us our heritage even after death.

    For what it’s worth, here’s something a Facebook friend of mine just posted.

    I hope that on Christmas 2021 many of you who read my FB page spared a thought or two for the many Jews whose lives were lost on this day in previous years stretching back almost 2,000 years.

    For generations, Jews have faced dangers on this day. For centuries, Christmas (along with Easter), was a time of terror and danger for many European Jews. Christians would sometimes turn on the Jews in their midst, blaming them for supposedly killing Jesus, and often attacking and even killing Jews with impunity.

    In the days of the Roman Empire, Jews were often taunted during this period. One popular pastime was to force Jews to run naked through the streets of Rome for the amusement of others on December 25. These practices continued into modern times.

    In 1836 the Jewish community of Rome sent a letter to Pope Gregory XVI begging him to stop the abuse of the Jewish community on Christmas, in which rabbis were forced to don clownish outfits and run through the streets while spectators threw things at them. Pope Gregory refused to intervene.

    In the face of this hatred and danger, some Jewish communities responded by instituting rules minimizing their exposure during the Christmas season. It was common for Jewish schools to close on Dec. 24 and 25 for the pupils’ safety. Many European Jewish communities prohibited their members from going outside on Christmas, lest they be attacked. Jews often stayed indoors with their windows and shutters closed. Some other Jewish customs became indelibly associated with Dec. 24 and 25. Many Jews stayed up all night on Dec. 24, lest their homes be attacked or burned. In some communities, people adopted the custom of not learning Torah that night, lest passersby see a light on and decide to attack the home. Some Jews had a custom of reciting the Aleinu prayer out loud on Dec. 25 to ward off danger.

    A Yiddish proverb summed up the danger to many Jews during the Christmas season: Niti iz a beyzer layd, or “Christmas is a severe burden.”

  8. Chaya December 29, 2021 at 5:56 am

    This anti-wreath anger is not shared by myself or any of the Jews I’ve talked to. We love our Christian friends and neighbors.

  9. Williams Jeff December 29, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    It was noted that these wreaths are placed by volunteers who may not have been given clear instructions. If you are offended by finding such a wreath on the grave of a loved and honored veteran, simply move it to another gravesite. Pretty sure no one will gripe about getting two, tho, some one will undoubtedly gripe they only got one.
    Wiccans probably laugh from their Valhalla, seeing fir trees offered them as in a rite from thousands of years ago
    There are almost one hundred approved theosophical, philosophical, deistic, religious etc symbols now allowed on veterans markers. I think we can cut a little slack, and allow these people, donating their time, to perhaps not do it as you would. Which of course brings me to my final point, one I’ve made to everybody who ever criticized the way I was doing a job I had volunteered for, “If you’re not happy with the results, volunteer, and do it, oh so much better, yourself” 🤩

  10. Grey One Talks Sass December 29, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Williams Jeff, if indeed the intent is benign why not place the wreaths at a less charged time of year? Why at the beginning of Advent? Why not Memorial Day? Why not any other patriotic holiday in the federal calendar?

    I have an idea, just wonder if you have taken a moment to ponder.

    As for your statement “ Wiccans probably laugh from their Valhalla, seeing fir trees offered them as in a rite from thousands of years ago”…

    Yes, of course, our honored dead welcome yet another appropriation of our customs and faith by an upstart religion who historically committed genocide upon our followers and leaders.

    Yeah. Feels great (/S – I’d bold the snark tag if I knew how)

    Step outside your comfort zone Williams. Imagine how you’d feel if your enemy did to you what you are asking others to ignore.

    **Death by a thousand cuts is still death; an ugly lingering and festering death. Not honorable in the slightest. **

  11. Jason Moore January 1, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Mikey… Demand they remove all Stars of David from the Headstones too. Get a life loser. Stop chasing lawsuit money.

  12. JewsOnlyTinyPercentageOfMilitary January 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    @Grey One Talks Sass

    WWII, “Jewish servicemembers accounted for 4.23 percent of all soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces.”

    “During World War II, Jewish American soldiers were able to perform religious practices overseas while in service. Men brought their tefillin into battle, had the Passover seder, albeit unceremoniously and untraditionally, along with other important Jewish services. Worship was conducted in public or wherever it was possible during the conflict. For these worship services, a Jewish prayer book that was approved by Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox rabbis was created. This book’s creation made worship as accessible as possible during turbulent times. CANRA, also known as the Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities, established a committee of rabbis of the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox denominations that served to guide the chaplains and answer their questions surrounding worship during the war.”

    Your Christian brothers and sisters saved your ass and fought FOR YOU. Show some respect and get some perspective. You are not entitled to your demands if you don’t participate.

  13. Grey One Talks Sass January 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Commentator addressing me demands I stop my demands. (Not using their idiotic name)

    Only thing I’ve ever requested is my fellow citizens follow the laws which define us as a nation. If they see this as a demand well then yeah, I guess I’m demanding.

    As for my taunting of Christian nationalists, they are not deserving of respect. I will taunt them as long as they keep breaking the rules.

    The ONLY people who ‘saved my butt’ as the commentator states are and have been warriors in the United States Military. Their faith, gender, or sexuality is immaterial to the issue.

    To me it is telling that the commentator thinks otherwise.

    (Still not Mikey)

  14. Phillip Reynolds January 6, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    As the Commander of an American Legion Post.
    We participate in Wreaths across America, every year. Not to cause harm or defile any veterans grave. But as a show of gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price to protect YOUR freedom.
    The wreath, in and of itself, does not proclaim Christianity. It refers rather to the circle of life. A bow or other colorful decoration, is simply that, a decoration.
    Yes it is a”Traditional” Christmas decoration, but they may be seen in other non Christmas forms year round on millions of doors and walls throughout the nation.
    We cover about 550 graves every year. At our own expense. And have volunteers from Legion members, their families, Boy and Girl scouts, and members of our community. It is done out of Love and Respect for our fallen. By no means do we intend to disrespect our Heros or their families. We have no religious agenda. Those of you who are offended might consider marking your loved ones grave with a simple “No Thank You,” at the beginning of December.
    You may want to try contacting the cemetery and asking them for availability of any signage. Usually donated by a Veterans Organization.
    We have no intent to offend or christianize any semitic or other grave.
    Please have the grace to accept this small token of our Thanks to them and to you in the spirit in which it is given.

  15. Grey One Talks Sass January 7, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Phillip Reynolds,

    *When you know better you do better.*

    As part of several marginalized communities I look with suspicion at any organization which markets their celebratory wreaths as Christmas decorations and begins delivery at the beginning of a specifically Christian tradition (Advent) yet makes public claims of being non religious.

    Place the wreathes on every grave for Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Do it on one of the myriad holidays We The People celebrate which doesn’t include religion.

    The wreathes (being made from the boughs of an evergreen tree) could be placed at any other time of year and the fuss would be over. But that’s not Wreathes Across America’s mission is it? Like all good Christian nationalists their goal is everyone bending a knee to their idea of God.

    If you Phillip Reynolds cannot hear their dog whistles then count yourself lucky to have escaped their theocratic gaze.

    Not all have been so lucky. Now you know.

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