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"Wiccans will be allowed to have the symbol of their religion placed on grave markers in national cemeteries under a lawsuit settlement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday."<br><br>
'Bout freaking time!
 

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Good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Since not all pagans use the pentacle as their religous symbol hopefully this opens the door to more options!
 

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Yay! It's a good thing.
 

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Good grief, it IS about time. People have been fighting for that for years - I still can't believe it took THIS long! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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*blinks*<br><br>
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*blinks again*<br><br><br>
I had no idea you had to get PERMISSION to put what you wanted on your gravestone.<br><br>
That's just silly.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">*blinks*<br><br>
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*blinks again*<br><br><br>
I had no idea you had to get PERMISSION to put what you wanted on your gravestone.<br><br>
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You do if you want to involve the Federal Gov in the issue. They have a pretty narrow rules about the gravemarkers in VA cemetaries and on the ones that they provide to Veterans to mark their graves in civilian cemetaries.
 

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its absolutely ridiculous that this was even a dispute, but I am thrilled that it is now over with and families of fallen soldiers can put these symbols up to honor thier loved ones.
 

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Woo hoo!
 

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I have seen the pentagram several times, upside down star symbol on free-masons' gravestones yet they haven't allowed the pentacle???
 

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About time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
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