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Out With the Garbage. Really?

Out With the Garbage. Really?

Sometimes I know we as soldiers, sailors, and veterans we’ve felt like we were treated like trash, but the sentiment was never meant literally. Until now.

The Washington Post revealed that unidentified body parts of fallen soldiers have long been cremated and disposed of in a Virginia landfill. Apparently the practice was squashed in 2008 but the fact that it occurred at all is troubling.

They eventually moved to the more favorable option of burial at sea where there is a ceremony and honor. The tomb of the unknown soldier was created to honor those that could not be identified and then decades later this atrocity occurs.

I don’t have to keep telling you how troubling this is and at least it’s remedied but it is a reminder of what our souls and bodies are worth to those sitting in the zenith.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/remains-of-war-dead-dumped-in-landfill/2011/11/09/gIQAz7dM6M_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

About mattbaker

Matthew Baker is a veteran of the United States Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Ronald Reagan from 2002 to 2006. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Literature from the University of Oklahoma and is studying at the Norman, Ok, campus for a Masters of Education. Baker has worked as a reporter and photographer for The Purcell Register in Purcell, Ok, and is currently teaching English and Journalism to high school students in Norman, OK.

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