Hammer Project: Military Religious Rights

We the undersigned understand that most often it isn't until a soldier or veteran dies and the family makes the request that a new symbol is taken under consideration. However no man or woman who is willing to lay down their life for this country and it's citizens should ever have to go into harms way not knowing whether or not the symbol of their belief will be allowed on their headstone.

 

We also understand that the Asatru Folk Assembly, an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization, has requested that Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir, be added to the list of approved emblems for use on government provided headstones.

 

There are Asatru followers who are right now in Iraq and Afghanistan and others that will be deployed shortly. They and their families deserve to know that if they should be killed Thor's Hammer will be allowed upon their Dept of Veterans Affairs provided headstone.

 

It took eight years and a court battle after the death of a Wiccan soldier before the Pentacle was added. That shouldn't happen to any soldiers grave.

 

No Christian goes into battle without knowing that a cross, of their choice, will be on their government provided headstone. We are asking that one symbol, Thor's Hammer, of the Asatru faith to be added to the approved list.

 

Thank you for your time,

We the undersigned understand that most often it isn't until a soldier or veteran dies and the family makes the request that a new symbol is taken under consideration. However no man or woman who is willing to lay down their life for this country and it's citizens should ever have to go into harms way not knowing whether or not the symbol of their belief will be allowed on their headstone.

We also understand that the Asatru Folk Assembly, an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization, has requested that Thor's Hammer, Mjolnir, be added to the list of approved emblems for use on government provided headstones.

There are Asatru followers who are right now in Iraq and Afghanistan and others that will be deployed shortly. They and their families deserve to know that if they should be killed Thor's Hammer will be allowed upon their Dept of Veterans Affairs provided headstone.

It took eight years and a court battle after the death of a Wiccan soldier before the Pentacle was added. That shouldn't happen to any soldiers grave.

No Christian goes into battle without knowing that a cross, of their choice, will be on their government provided headstone. We are asking that one symbol, Thor's Hammer, of the Asatru faith to be added to the approved list.

Thank you for your time,

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