Did you know that there are almost 60 symbols to choose from for a Veterans Affairs headstone?
This week, the list got longer, with the addition of Mjölnir, otherwise known as the Hammer of Thor.
That’s right. Heathens, followers of the ancient Nordic religions of Ásatrú and Odinism, can now display their own religious emblem on veteran headstones.
If you’re a follower of Odinism, would you get it on your headstone? And if your faith isn’t already covered by the VA, might you look into having the emblem added to the list?
Still waiting for Jedi….
I find nothing wrong with any form of religious symbol on the va head stones.. We supposedly fight and defend religious freedoms, so by not allowing a person their choose of religious symbol defeats that purpose.
Yes, I agree that Heathens have the right to have whatever they wish on their gravestones, but I certainly wouldn’t want to be in their shoes on Judgment Day. The Bible says that The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. I respect the Heathen’s rights, but they are in for a huge surprise.
I am a follower of Odin, I have Mjölnir tattooed on my arm and I also wear it around my neck… there is without a shadow of a doubt in my mind that Mjölnir will be on my headstone
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Religious markings on headstones is a great way for people to remember what people believe and what people have fought to protect.
As a Heathen and a Vet, I thank the Gods, (yes, plural) this has been passed. As for Heaven… My boots will guide me to Asgaard. You can believe in your book (nothing wrong with that Kristjian) and we shall keep the Old Ways alive as well. Hail the All Father and my fellow Ásatrú!