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house Bill H.R. 1424

Should Fallen Soldier Displays be Allowed in National Cemeteries?

Argument in favor

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.

jimK's Opinion
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11/12/2019
Yes, they should not only be permitted, they should be encouraged. This is a matter of honor for the life lost in service to the rest of us as well as to the family who lost a loved one. If legislation is needed to emphasize this or if no legislation is needed- it is still the right and proper thing to do.
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Sylva's Opinion
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11/12/2019
Why not? Those vets have their own ideas and displays so let them alone. Who is anyone to say it’s not ‘right’?
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Lukas's Opinion
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11/10/2019
If this is already being voted on, why not let it go through so there is no more mix up. Let battlefield crosses be allowed and have that in writing.
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Argument opposed

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.

Constance's Opinion
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11/12/2019
These displays should be reserved for ceremonial and spontaneous memorials as is the tradition. The simple, clean, uncluttered uniformity of our national cemeteries is one factor that conveys the gravity of conflict and solemnizes the impact of their sacrifice and our nation's loss.
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denali's Opinion
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11/12/2019
This is a fake bill for political reasons. Quit using our veterans as props. They are already allowed.
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Paula's Opinion
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11/12/2019
Already exists with the VA..USELESS BILL..
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