Someone Apparently Forgot to Notify the VA that Scientology is a Religion - 2013-07-14
Our thanks to a sharp-eyed reader who brought to our attention an interesting page at the website of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The page contains an eclectic rundown of all the religious symbols the VA recognizes and will put on grave markers in our national cemeteries. If you've ever been in one of our national cemeteries, you may remember that some headstones carry symbols, some don't, and you'll see a lot of Christian crosses and Stars of David, and a few other types.
We didn't realize that there's an official list of such symbols. And it's interesting to see that the VA is rather catholic about it (lower-case "c"), with everything from Eckankar to Wicca to atheism (see photo, right) to the Hammer of Thor available for our fallen heroes of minority faiths (or no faith at all).