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Letter: Religion does not belong in Memorial Day cartoon

Religion does not belong in Memorial Day cartoon

The gravestone depicted in the Memorial Day editorial cartoon is appropriately marked with the word “Fallen.” But it is inappropriately emblazoned with the cross.

Since, as is well known, men and women of many different faiths, as well as likely agnostics and atheists, have died in military service to America, it is offensive to depict the emblem of only one religion on the headstone featured in the cartoon. While it would have been unwieldy to depict all religions on the grave marker, the wiser, less offensive and more embracing memorial would have been no religious trappings at all – just the word, “Fallen.”

Gene Grabiner

Buffalo

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