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Letter: Respect the last resting places of the veterans

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

What kind of person would desecrate a grave? Do we not give the person in his/her grave the same respect we give them when alive?

Sometime during the Christmas holiday, three cemeteries in Mathews County were vandalized and over 50 graves desecrated. Only the graves of Confederate veterans were singled out.

While most of us Southern Christians were home with our families and friends celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, evil was prowling in our cemeteries, attacking our ancestors who couldn’t fight back.

The people who do this sort of thing are normally cowards. They sneak and prowl and destroy on the sly, breaking the laws of both God and man. We are a nation of laws that were established under Christian and Judaic guidelines, and these laws (which are part of our written code) include punishing those who desecrate in any manner the graves, monuments and statues of and in honor of our ancestors … whoever they may be.

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