As an Army veteran, I will state that in this case, government property = public property, does not permit the tombstones to be removed, by the public, from the cemetery(ies) where they marked graves of deceased soldiers.
I consider the removal to be theft and desecration of the soldier’s graves. If the tombstones were replace by the cemetery, then they should have been properly destroyed rather than randomly dumped.
posted on 05/24/2012 8:50:23 AM PDT
(Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
I wonder though, whether at the time the people responsible felt the stones had been respectfully buried?
I consider the removal to be theft and desecration of the soldiers graves. If the tombstones were replace by the cemetery, then they should have been properly destroyed rather than randomly dumped.
I agree 100%. When I say "gov't property = public property", I mean to say that we all have a stake in finding out what happened here. If someone has desecrated the graves our our American soldiers, we've all been victimized by this crime.
posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:38 AM PDT
(...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
If they were “excessed” because they were being replaced with new markers, then I don’t see the harm. If they’re single-sided (one side blank) then they’re the perfect size for a walkway or steps. Outside of their original purpose they’re just slabs of stone.
posted on 05/24/2012 9:28:39 AM PDT
(Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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