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Pair of Nazi headstones removed from National Cemetery in Texas

Pair of Nazi headstones removed from National Cemetery in Texas
Two German WWII graves bearing Nazi swastikas have been removed from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and replaced with new headstones.

Pair of Nazi headstones removed from National Cemetery in Texas SAN ANTONIO — Two German WWII graves bearing Nazi swastikas have been removed from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery and replaced with new headstones.The pair of headstones had become a long controversy over whether they were historical artifacts worth preserving or emblems of hate that should be destroyed, according to the San Antonio Express-News.Will Hurd of San Antonio and Kay Granger of Fort Worth, responded by demanding the removal of the gravestones."Mikey" Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which advocates against unwanted religious proselytizing in the armed services.

"It's jarring to think that symbols of the Third Reich and the Nazi regime would stand in an American military cemetery.The cemetery director, Aubrey David, led several workers to the graves of German prisoners of war Alfred P.

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