Wednesday, May 09, 2007

First V.A. gravemarkers laid for Wiccan soldiers

Many Masonic bloggers have been writing about the families of deceased Wiccan American soldiers trying to get the Veterans Administration to allow the pentacle to be placed on their loved ones V.A.-provided headstones.

On April 23, after over 10 years, the V.A. relented and allowed the pentacle to become one of the 39 religious symbols used on grave markers.

Here are photos of the first two markers placed for veterans who practiced the Wiccan religion.

For more information, including stories of the fight to get this accomplished, read the articles linked from Circle Sanctuary.

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  1. This is a good thing.

  2. strange they only started this now - as when i was in the military more than a few years ago, they offered Wiccan services along with Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Hindu and other religions on the military base I was stationed at.

  3. As my father, (a veteran), would have said: Out - damn - standing!

    Pluralism is a beautiful thing.


  4. As I posted on my blog, here is a list of all the symbols that can be put on the tombstones.


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