Lawmaker Wants Swastika Memorials Removed From U.S. Veterans’ Cemeteries

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It’s a startling sight for any visitor to two U.S. cemeteries supposedly reserved for the remains of those who served their country in uniform: Swastikas emblazoned on the tombstones of three World War II-era German POWs who died in captivity, complete with messages honoring Adolf Hitler.

The campaign to remove the Nazi symbols from the Veterans Administration-run graveyards in Texas and Utah — where they sit alongside memorials to fallen American service members — is rapidly gaining momentum, picking up support from a pair of influential lawmakers and prominent anti-hate groups who say the symbols represent a national disgrace.

That effort gained steam this week when Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Florida Democrat who became the state’s first Jewish congresswoman, called on the Trump administration to take action.

“Allowing these gravestones to remain with the swastikas and messages in place — symbols of hatred, racism, intolerance and genocide — is offensive to veterans who risked, and often lost, their lives defending this country and our way of life,” she said.

Read more at  Washington Times.



  1. the reason to do this is not based on the fact that it is a symbol of hate, you have the right to display something hateful on your gravestone if you so desire. It is a first amendment protected privilege, like it or not. Hate is a losing argument because it WILL be used against you. If you go that route it is only a matter of time before a bunch of left-wingers would come out and say that the Magen David on your uncle’s tombstone is a symbol of hate toward lgbt values, and we should bulldoze the Jewish section of Arlington National Cemetery (yes there is a large Jewish section there).

    The proper argument would be to say that this is a military cemetery for military heroes who stood up for the USA against Nazi aggression, and it disrespects the solemn memory of those who paid the ultimate price while fighting.


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