Skip to comments.US Veterans won’t strike swastikas from graves of German POWs
Posted on 05/13/2020 2:58:05 PM PDT by Trump20162020
WASHINGTON The US Veterans Administration will not replace three tombstones of soldiers who fought for Nazi Germany inscribed with swastikas in its military cemeteries, calling them historic resources.
A group that advocates for religious freedom in the military on Monday called on the VA to replace two World War II-era POW headstones in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, inscribed with swastikas inside a German cross, and the phrase, He died far from his home for the Führer, people, and fatherland.
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I do wish they’d stop trying to erase history.
History is history no matter how badly it hurts their feelings.
How we treat their POWs was reflected in how they would treat ours.
The US army also took over some German barracks after the war, which had swastika decorations. We didn’t bother to remove them; they were harmless symbols now.
Leave the dead alone. This continued desecration of graves and monuments is repugnant.
The Left needs their feelings to be hurt.
But you’ll limit the placing of Confederate battle flags on the graves of Confederate soldiers buried in National Cemeteries. Hypocrites.
I think the Nazis were one of the most evil forces ever unleashed upon the world, but let the truth be the truth. Those men fought on that side, and that is reality.
I said years ago "The world is not right unless the left is wailing in pain."
A couple of years ago, a flyer from my home town was returned from Germany to be buried in Defuniak Springs.
His B-17 was shot down and he died in a German hospital.
It was always assumed that he was buried in an unmarked grave but research determined that he was given a funeral attended by his fellow POWs and buried with a headstone.
Pretty impressive considering the Germans averaged losing a thousand men a day.
Symbols only have power as long as they are ascribed power.
And the left tries to keep the power of fear and hatred going by repeatedly trying to give power to those symbols.
Our HQ in Berlin was the General Command for the Luftwaffe - the German Eagle carrying the Swastika was in the floors, inlaid in silver with abalone. It was under the rubber mats placed over them, but we left them there.
Our support units barracks were the training command for the Waffen SS. The lightning bolts were everywhere. We left them there.
Templehoff was the last Luftwaffe base, shaped in a semicircle Luftwaffe Eagle. The swastikas were blown off by the Soviets in 1945, but we left the Eagles.
Let history stand - with all of its ugliness! Without that, we will forget, and go thru it again.
I still tear up when I remember visiting Bergen Belsen, the odor is still there, the lines on the wall showing how deep the bodies were piled. Leave it all alone - a monument to arrogance and stupidity.
And make the Chinese people see it, before they follow Hitlers path any further.
Nazis shouldn’t be buried in a national cemetery. Make a small prisoner cemetery somewhere else on base.
They’re already removing Confederate statues, as scheduled.
Exactly... no Confederate dead markers. But swastikas are ok with the VA
Glad to read this. They SHOULD remain marked as Nazis. Never Forget.
‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ has done all kinds of damage to one of our historic war-time cemeteries in their never-ending quest to rewrite HISTORY.
Look up ‘Camp Randal’ (Wisconsin) and find out WHY our University of Wisconsin/Madison Football Stadium is so named.
Socialist Democrats destroy EVERYTHING they touch!
Right. And if anyone disagrees with you, remind them of how Stalin would simply erase history. Lets not be like Stalin.
That little guy on the far right fell out of favor. So he never existed.
Why weren’t the POWs bodies returned to Germany?
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