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Use of Wiccan Symbol on Veterans' Headstones Is Approved

To settle a lawsuit, the Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to add the Wiccan pentacle to a list of approved religious symbols that it will engrave on veterans' headstones... [article] New York Times

Support the Pentacle

The Military Pagan Network is one of many Pagan organizations that has been supporting the efforts of Roberta Stewart, widow of Sgt Patrick Stewart, whose recent death in war operations just outside of Afghanistan has exponentially increased pressure on the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to approve the Wiccan Pentacle for Sgt. Stewart's government issued headstone and memorial plaque... [Read more | Support the effort]

Wiccans Say First Amendment Rights Violated by VA

The Wiccan organization Circle Sanctuary claims that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has violated the First Amendment by refusing to approve the Wiccan Pentacle for use as an emblem of belief on the burial headstones and markers of servicemen and women... [article]

Fallen Soldier's Faith Goes Unrecognized

In a nation that recognizes the freedom of religion, it seems odd that an Army widow would have difficulty getting a grave marker that carries her family's religious emblem.... The story of Nevada National Guard Sgt. Patrick Stewart is one that raises questions of how broad religious freedom really is in America... [article] Lompoc Record

Mildenhall's Pagan Community Sets the Record Straight

Every week, one of Mildenhall's smallest faith groups - and perhaps one of its least understood - meets at the base chapel.The East Anglia Military Pagan Community gets together... [article] Stars and Stripes
Member News: Executive Director Michael Akins's statement regarding the approval of the pentacle as an emblem of faith by the VA.

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