Re-enstate the ban on photos of our fallen heroes
I heard that the long standing ban on taking pictures of our fallen would be lifted, with permission. I am appalled that anyone would take the grief of our Goldstar familes, and intrude on them in such a private and painful moment. I think it intrusive, and believe it does not give the fallen, and their families the dignity they deserve to mourn in private without having to think of the "rights" of some media person intuding in on them. Please let them mourn in private.
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Dear Secretary Gates:
While I get your desire to have a free and open press, and I also get your willingness to want to accomidate people, I think keeping the ban on having the media at Dover when our fallen gives proper respect and dignity to the fallen heroes and the families who are mourning them. I know permission is needed, but do you really think that a woman mourning her 19 year old son will be in aproper place to really think about what will happen to the picture of her child once it is out there? I think we owe the families of these heroes the right to mourn in private, and I believe doing so will give them the dignity they deserve.