The Military Doesn’t Win Wars with Flowers and Peace Signs

In today’s article I’m going to enlighten you on what it looks like when a group of politicians have their heads crammed so far up their fourth point of contact all they breathe in is their out fetid absurdity.

In Milford, Michagan, a suburb of Dertroit, a planned monument dedicated to the memory of fallen military personnel is currently up in the air because heaven forbid, the monument had a RIFLE in it.

To be more specific, the sculpture of a battlefield cross at the end of the walkway of the memorial.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the battlefield cross, it is a miltary helmet adorned with dog tags atop the stock of a rifle, the rifle pointed down to the ground into a pair of combat boots to memorialize fallen soldiers.  The photo below may give a clearer idea:

battlefield cross respects


It is a tradition that dates back to the Civil War.  But apparently, that isn’t good enough for some politicians in Milford who got their panties in a bunch because their irrational hatred of all things firearm related is making them cause a stink and try to get the sculpture tossed out.

Some members of Milford’s Village Council’s parks and recreation commission think that the icon is not “appropriate” for the park.

Milford Village Manager Christian Wuerth spoke on those anonymous concerns stating:

There was some concern from a couple of members regarding the specifici memorial that’s proposed.  Specificially the gun.  They understood the history and meaning; they just didn’t feel it was appropriate for that specific location.

Fortunately, the entire council aren’t a bunch of sniveling gun hating idiots as councilwoman Jennifer Frankford levied out some good sense:

If it wasn’t for the boots and the gun and the helmet, we wouldn’t have all the freedoms we have.

This sentiment is echoed by Bear Hall, a veteran Marine who heads the local chapter of Friends of American Veterans and who propsed the battlefield cross to begin with:

Everyone’s thinking the same thing we’re thinking: We didn’t win the war by throwing sticks and stones.

The scuplture will be debated publically on April 20th and Hall plans on bringing a number of people who will try and talk some sense into the council.  I recommend to any of my readers in the area to stop in and lend your support.


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