Now, the group whose mission is to ensure military personnel don’t have to be subjected to, or even come in contact with, organized religion has declared its own war against Wreaths Across America.

“Christian Gang Sign” Anti-Religion Group Attacks Program To Honor Deceased Military Veterans

If you thought the saddest thing about Christmas was poor Charlie Brown’s pathetic little tree, you haven’t heard about the moaning and wailing of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Now, the group whose mission is to ensure military personnel don’t have to be subjected to, or even come in contact with, organized religion has declared its own war against Wreaths Across America.

Each December, just before Christmas, volunteers from Wreaths Across America fan out across the country and lay evergreen wreaths on the graves of deceased American veterans.

The initiative blossomed from a project the Worcester Wreath Company in Maine began in 1992 at our veterans’ most renowned resting place, Arlington National Cemetery. The group did so, and still does, lay wreaths to honor fallen veterans, pay tribute to those who now serve, and teach our young about patriotism.

This year, on Dec. 18, the organization’s volunteers will visit more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states.

But the MRFF is unhappy – as liberals tend to be.

Last month, the group issued a statement saying that on Dec. 18, “the graves of all veterans in our country’s 155 national cemeteries and numerous other locations where American veterans are buried will be indiscriminately decorated with Christmas wreaths by the organization Wreaths Across America.”

“The gravesites of Christians and non-Christians alike will be adorned with this hijacked-from-paganism symbol of Christianity — circular and made of evergreen to symbolize everlasting life through Jesus Christ — whether the families of the deceased veterans like it or not.”

Mickey Weinstein, founder of the MRFF, told the Colorado Springs Gazette on Saturday that his group will “fight” against the honoring these deceased veterans.

“We have no problem if people reach out and want a wreath on their deceased veterans’ graves, but to put them everywhere, to blanket them without permission of the surviving families is unconstitutional, an atrocity and a disgrace,” Weinstein told the Gazette.

“This should be an aspect of respect. It’s almost like a fundamentalist Christian gang sign to put a symbol of the Christian season of Christmas on any grave.”

A wreath as a gang sign.

“People say you’re Scrooge Weinstein,” he added, ‘but this is wrong and un-American to assume every veteran would want a wreath on their grave.”

“These veterans have given their all for this country, and they can’t fight back now,” he said. “We’re going to continue fighting for them” – presumably fighting for those who, if they were still with us, may appreciate any symbol of their countrymen recognizing their service and sacrifice.  

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