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  • Lakeville (MN) Boy Scout scrubs gravestones for soldiers

    06/14/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/14/14 | ERIN ADLER
    Garrett McKay dipped his brush in a bucket of water and began scrubbing the dirt from another bright white headstone, this one from a second lieutenant who served in World War I, dying in 1963. “I know in the winter the headstones do get very weathered,” he said, as the bristles removed grime caked into the engraved letters. “The ones under the trees are really pretty dirty.” Despite the Saturday morning drizzle, McKay and 20 friends and family members spent the morning at Fort Snelling National Cemetery cleaning the limestone graves of hundreds of soldiers, their wives and the occasional...
  • Palestinian Authority Muslims Desecrate Christian Gravestones

    05/24/2009 11:57:14 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 25. 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Palestinian Authority Muslims went on a rampage Sunday and desecrated 70 Christian graves two weeks after the pope praised efforts for a new PA state and tried to appease Muslim anger over previous disputes between the two religions. The vandals smashed gravestones and knocked metal and stone crosses off graves in the village of Jiffna, near Ramallah, home to approximately 900 Christians and 700 Muslims.
  • MUSLIM GRAVESTONES PAINTED WITH NAZI SYMBOLS IN FRANCE

    04/19/2007 3:20:36 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 43 replies · 1,251+ views
    The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 19 April 2007 | AFP via The Tocqueville Connection
    ABLAIN SAINT NAZAIRE, France, April 19, 2007 (AFP) - The gravestones of 52 French Muslim soldiers have been daubed with Nazi slogans in a military cemetery in northeastern France, officials said Thursday. Swastikas and slogans such as "Heil Hitler" were also painted Wednesday night on the ossuary of the Notre Dame de Lorette cemetery, the biggest military graveyard in the country, said the local prosecutor. President Jacques Chirac condemned the desecration, saying it was an "unspeakable act that scars the conscience, insults the memory and dishonours its authors." "This desecration is all the more shocking as it affects the gravestones...
  • Troops' Gravestones Have Pentagon Slogans (selected to promote public support for the conflicts)

    08/25/2005 3:30:57 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 21 replies · 575+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 24, 2005 | Associated Press
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Unlike earlier wars, nearly all Arlington National Cemetery gravestones for troops killed in Iraq or Afghanistan are inscribed with the slogan-like operation names the Pentagon selected to promote public support for the conflicts. Families of fallen soldiers and Marines are being told they have the option to have the government-furnished headstones engraved with "Operation Enduring Freedom" or "Operation Iraqi Freedom" at no extra charge, whether they are buried in Arlington or elsewhere. A mock-up shown to many families includes the operation names. The vast majority of military gravestones from other eras are inscribed with just the basic,...
  • FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers

    12/31/2004 6:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 1,507+ views
    FBI investigates allegations of false Boy Scout numbers Thursday, December 30, 2004 The FBI is investigating the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America to see if membership numbers have been inflated, board members said Wednesday.Exaggerating membership numbers could lead to greater financial support, board members said.The council is said to serve 50,000 youngsters in 22 counties in central and northern Alabama. This includes 30,000 enrolled in traditional scout units and 20,000 elementary school students receiving in-class character education using resources provided by the Boy Scouts, said Randy Haines, vice chairman of the council, which is led...
  • Game publicity plan raises grave concerns [Advertising on gravestones]

    03/18/2002 10:34:01 PM PST · by Drew68 · 4 replies · 223+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Friday March 15, 2002 | Mark Oliver
    Game publicity plan raises grave concerns Mark Oliver Friday March 15, 2002 A gravestone with advertising billboard.   A computer games firm has been accused of pushing back the frontiers of bad taste after it announced that it was seeking to advertise its latest title on gravestones. Acclaim Entertainment said yesterday that it would pay relatives of the recently bereaved in return for placing small billboards on headstones, and that the offer might "particularly interest poorer families". The Church of England said that there was no way it would allow any of its graveyards to be used in such a...