I am a Vet of that war era, and its sickening to see that even a memorial to those who died is under attack by secular progressives, GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER VETERANS PERIOD......
I am a Nam vet and get tired of all the crap.
Can' t believe I Am seeing this on Easter Sunday...you fricking Atheist deal with it...Christians are not going away...leave the vets alone...b/c of all the vets you are allowed to talk your crap.
Exactly right - freedom isn't free and we're the ones picking up the tab for groups having the ability to run around using that first amendment; they need to remember that we have that right, too. I think that we should be allowed to put up any monument we care to.
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Vandals deface cross at veteran memorial
What exactly was done and are there any photos of the damage? I would like to see them if there are please.
Cause anyone who Dont believe in the constitution is not american anyone who mess with our admendmet and anyone who mess with the bill of right device the people need to be kicked out of office and named from the USA
Banded from the USA and brand as a trator
Well, I have no idea who would want to take down the Cross. I think it's only symbolic to use the Cross. God said that we should not use images in worship, no shape or form, but, if it is used in remembering our fallen brothers I don't see any problem. I came from Vietnam and was met by the same bull+*it that most of us were given.
I pulled my tour in 67-68, I was even given the blessings of the TET offensive. I've since then learned that War is wrong, god never meant for man to kill each...
I pulled my tour in 67-68, I was even given the blessings of the TET offensive. I've since then learned that War is wrong, god never meant for man to kill each other, we were created in God image so, each time one of God's creation fell by another's hand we were killing God's image. It's like where do we get the authority to kill one of God's creations?
I'm not trying to take away any honor from anyone that served our Country, fallen or the ones that came home to unthankful as*h**es that passed judgement on the ones that came home alive, some of us came home shot and with mangled bodies, some Blind, some without arms or legs, This burns me up.
we have the same crap going here in montana if you investgate you will probably find a group out of wisconsin trying to remove everything that looks religious. it is called (ffr) freedom from religion . richard in hamilton mt
I'm an Vietnam vet that's why it's so important to me! and I got a lot of crap coming home and still do so I'm saying no to all of your shit now!!
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You know, I see this monument and I don't see a cross - I see a snapshot of places like the cemetery at Arlington. There are graves of Christians, Jews, Atheists, and others - but when you look across the sea of crosses, Magen Davids, civilian style headstones, etc. you need to remember that those markers are the mortal remains of our troops. Those markers represent the beliefs of those troops, their faith or their lack of faith.
I don't think this memorial is about the cross, I think it's...
I don't think this memorial is about the cross, I think it's about the great many troops who paid the ultimate price in service to our nation; a reminder, I believe, of the fact that many men are no longer with us but, instead lay in graves before their time had come.
I am in the Army currently, I have been a soldier, off and on, for 25 years and a couple months. Yes, I am Christian, but I really think that the veteran that designed this memorial marker was trying to remind us of the cost some of the troops paid during this war. Look at the photo again, doesn't it seem very close to those used at military cemeteries as far as design, color and it's dimensions?
I think this memorial should remain in place, cared for and maintained by the city - I see no reason to remove it. Should the local government want to remove this marker, how long will it be before protesters begin asking that religious markers be removed from cemeteries on federal or state land, etc?