from my bestest blog buddy, ae at arse poetica:
How can we think it's anything but a macabre propaganda ploy when their defense for doing it is this:
The owner of the company that has been making gravestones for Arlington and other national cemeteries for nearly two decades is uncomfortable, too.
"It just seems a little brazen that that's put on stones," said Jeff Martell, owner of Granite Industries of Vermont. "It seems like it might be connected to politics."
What does this guy know? He's only been doing it for 20 years.
says it isn't. "The headstone is not a PR purpose. It is to let the country know and the people that visit the cemetery know who served this country and made the country free for us," VA official Steve Muro said.