Americans who believe that U.S. soldiers killed in combat deserve a dignified funeral and a time for family and friends to mourn in peace, can help make that possible. A Congressman drafted the legislation after attending the funeral of a Michigan soldier who died of combat wounds suffered in Iraq. Protestors attempted to disrupt the funeral by shouting vile and harassing slogans at the family and other mourners. (I've posted about one of these groups before, this insane "church" who believes that American soldiers deserve to die for defending a country with homosexuals, and who carry signs to the funeral with slogans such as "Thank God for IEDs".) The measure bans demonstrations at funerals in national cemeteries 60 minutes before, during, or 60 minutes after the service, and requires that any such protests must stay at least 500 feet from the funeral site.
For more information, visit http://www.mikerogers.house.gov/newsroom.aspx?A=226 .
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