The light switch is turned on and the cockroaches scurry for the cracks in the wall. Excuses and obfuscations will fly like bats out of a bat cave. This memo was approved by the commander of Walter Reed. It states, No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit. Public Affairs Officer Sandy Dean claims these instructions have been rescinded because they did not, “articulate our initial intention which was to respect religious and cultural practices of our patients. The instructions were “misinterpreted” because they were “ambiguous.” VA Cemetery director Arleen Ocasio attempted to ban the mention of Christ’s name at the Houston cemetery. I guess this is just another example of someone being “misunderstood.”
Veterans Not Allowed To Use God In Funerals At Houston VA Cemetery. Houston National Cemetery Director, Ms. Arlene Ocasio, was requiring grieving families and volunteer groups to not use the words God or Jesus at any funeral ceremony without her prior approval.