Sgt Stewart: Honoring Fallen Pagan Warriors

I look forward to the stories I will tell kids as I get older. When I was your age we didn’t have the internet. When I was your age cell phones were HUGE and carried in small briefcases. When I was your age fallen Pagan military members didn’t get their symbol of religion on their grave without a fight.

Take some time to remember Sgt Patrick Stewart, and his widow Roberta this weekend. The VA decided to stonewall the request for a pentacle to be placed on his VA memorial plaque which launched a community wide outcry that received coverage in mainstream media. Today, thanks to the efforts of Roberta Stewart and The Lady Liberty League the pentacle in an accepted symbol for veterans grave markers and memorials.

Honor Pagan warrior’s this weekend in your own way, whether it’s honoring the fallen or supporting the those who are currently serving.

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  • Sebastian H.

    How about honoring soldiers by giving them something ELSE to do besides war and destruction.

    WAR is TERROR, and should be regarded as a FAILURE of all reasonable means of conflict resolution. It should not be held up as a FALSE mythos of being a “warrior”.

    Most of the wars in our lifetime have been started under false premises for covert agendas.

    It’s time to call it for what it is and stop putting up a false front for immoral objectives. Soldiers today are merely cannon-fodder for the neocons pushing their nefarious objectives tied to exploitation of resources and greed.

  • Galina

    One can and should honor the warriors and soldiers whether or not one supports the war. When we fail to honor our living soldiers today, we dishonor every ancestor who ever had to take up arms to defend themselves, their livelihood, their families, countries, villages, and tribes. But for that latter group of people, a significant number i might add, we wouldn’t be here.

    honor our modern soldiers, or we dishonor every Deity Who is also a War Deity: Odin, Sekhmet, Morrigan, Tyr, Ares, Mars, et Al.

    War is a terrible thing, but warriorship is not.