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.