a reply to: Annee
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an Unknown Soldier, sailor, marine, airman, any who fought in a war,
who is not known and usually died in combat. It is to their memories, which such tombs exist, and they do all around. The one in the USA is the one
that I am referencing to. It is a stark tomb, all in white, and one service person is laid to rest in there, starting after World War I, to honor the
fallen, whose identity will never be known.
On this tomb is inscribed: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.
Or how about the first tomb of the Unknown Soldier, those who died in the Civil war, where the top of the tomb was designed to be molded after the Ark
of the Covenant, as described in the bible.
Or would it be more convenient to change history and the speeches that were given in the past to appease those who now live, while those who died in
the past were firm believers? In the past, when there was a war, where a country declared and was behind said efforts, the speeches give had
connotations of religion in them, and usually it was that of the victor.
When I see such happening, it reflects badly on the USA. Even though the USA is not well liked in the world, its actions, that of its people are
often mocked and mimicked around the world. Would you destroy all reference to religion in the state, yet could you stand by and watch centuries old
monuments also be destroyed as they offend?
While I do agree there needs to be a separation between church and state, however, when it starts to remove the various traditions or monuments of the
past or where it removes a bit of history from the view of the public, we are diminished as a culture and society.