Cemeteries are a place where we go to solemnly pay our respects to the men and women who have come before us, especially those who fought and died for our country.
Apparently, however, this sentiment is not shared by everyone. Now, in Obama’s America, it seems that veterans can’t even have flags on their graves…
Sunnyside Memory Gardens cemetery in Charles City, Iowa, is under fire this week after it was revealed that they removed all of the military markers and flags that decorate the grave of our country’s fallen heroes. When a devastated family asked cemetery personnel why this was done, they were told the markers were “too hard to mow around.”
Leland Boyd, chair of the St. Charles Township Board of Trustees, said that this policy was not new at the cemetery, but it hadn’t been enforced until now.
According to Conservative Tribune, the policy comes from Iowa Insurance Division rule 807: “United States’ flag markers may be placed on veteran’s interment spaces to observe Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. If still present, Memorial Day decorations will be removed by cemetery personnel on the seventh day after Memorial Day and Veterans Day.”
Now, however, people at this cemetery cannot post markers of any kind anymore.
Sarah Shearman has placed a Memorial Day flag and military marker at the grave of her grandfather, who was a World War II veteran, every year. She’s typically left it there all summer, but she will not be permitted to honor her grandfather with this anymore.
“I don’t think a military marker that is small is too much to ask for all they gave to our country,” she said.
It’s sad that in Obama’s America, veterans can’t even get the smallest signs of respect without trouble. These people fought and died for all of our freedom, the least they deserve is a flag and marker!
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