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Posted by: normdeplume ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 11:24PM

What do you think of the symbol chosen by a government graveyard committee for military Mormon dead?

S'posed to be Moroni! Looks to me like a planet of the apes type blowing a truncated plastic whistle.

Gummint work.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 11:46PM

"Certify that the proposed new emblem of belief represents the decedent's religious affiliation or sincerely held religious belief system, or a sincerely held belief system that was functionally equivalent to a religious belief system in the life of the decedent." ... there you have it. you can pick any card you want but you cannot refuse to play the game.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 06, 2019 11:59PM

normdeplume Wrote:
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> What do you think of the symbol chosen by a
> government graveyard committee for military Mormon
> dead?

Is there a link you could provide for all of the symbols?

I am interested in the scope of the included religions.

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Posted by: Anon anon ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 09:00AM

I would imagine:
Cross
Star of David
Crescent
Wheel
that Sikh symbol
Torii
Eagle
Magic wand
Inverted pentagram
Spaghetti & meatballs
Virgin being sacrificed

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 12:33PM

Anon anon Wrote:
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> I would imagine:
> Cross
> Star of David
> Crescent
> Wheel
> that Sikh symbol
> Torii
> Eagle
> Magic wand
> Inverted pentagram
> Spaghetti & meatballs
> Virgin being sacrificed

:D

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Posted by: Levi ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 12:50PM

At this point in my life, mine would be the croissant.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: August 10, 2019 12:05PM

Made me spit out my tea. "Spaghetti and Meatbals."

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 02:35PM

sbg Wrote:
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> https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/hmm/emblems.asp

Thank you, sbg!

This is an absolutely fascinating panorama of American religious/"lack of religious" beliefs--some of which I have never encountered before (and I will be looking them up today!).

This is an invaluable list for understanding the amazing span we (Americans) "are" as a nation of individual citizens.

Thank you so much for looking this up and posting it here!

Thank you!!

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Posted by: Anon anon ( )
Date: August 08, 2019 05:36AM

I notice the emblem list includes Moonies and Eckanar but not Scientology. Also don't know why every flavor of Christianity needs its own logo.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 09:04AM

Goes to show Mormonism is in a league all its own. Neither Christian or anything else.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 09:16AM

Someone needs to tell the VA that Rusty banned the word Mormon, it is on the list of more symbols than I though possible for grave markers.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 12:55PM

I like your handle but I would use "MormdePlume." Love that.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 01:05PM

I'm wondering which one would make the coolest tattoo?

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 05:29PM

If you're a Star Trek fan do you use the Kohen "Spock" hands, or is that jazz hands for musical theater people? :-)

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: August 07, 2019 05:56PM

Chicken N. Backpacks Wrote:
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> If you're a Star Trek fan do you use the Kohen
> "Spock" hands, or is that jazz hands for musical
> theater people? :-)

Whichever one speaks to your heart.

:)

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: August 10, 2019 12:02PM

Yeah, the one on my dad's grave is hideous from the pics I've seen. But it will go when we bury my mom there since they'll have to re-do the stone to add her name, rank and birth/death. There will be no room for vuvuzela-blowing Roddy McDowall.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2019 12:07PM by NormaRae.

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Posted by: sbg ( )
Date: August 12, 2019 11:47AM

Not necessarily, my Mom's information is on the back of my Dad's headstone, so nothing changed on his side. It is one headstone per grave in a National Cemetery, at least at Fort Snelling.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: August 12, 2019 05:53PM

The Utah veterans cemetery is not a national cemetery, it’s a state thing out in Bluffdale overlooking some ugly equipment yard from what I understand. It looks like the stone was set into the ground. If they won’t add her it will be a good reason to bury her somewhere nice.

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Posted by: Dr. No ( )
Date: August 12, 2019 02:34PM

normdeplume Wrote:
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> S'posed to be Moroni! Looks to me like a planet of
> the apes type blowing a truncated plastic whistle.
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Totally cracked me up!
But then saw it and -- looks like he's taking a swig

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