Battlefield crosses are an important part of military culture and mourning for fallen soldiers that dates back to the Civil War. Their presence in national cemeteries should be not just allowed, but even encouraged to honor the dead and help the living. Congress should clarify VA policy to prevent any future confusion.
There’s no need for this bill, as existing VA policy already allows battlefield crosses and fallen soldier displays in national cemeteries. The incident that led to this bill’s introduction was a misinterpretation of VA policy, and has already been corrected.