No Prejudice At Veterans Cemetery

January 9, 2014

By way of response to the letter of David. L. Fisher (“Shocked,” Dec. 20) concerning the burial of Jews in a “segregated location” at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery: In my capacity as the commander of the Department of Maryland, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., I can assure him that Jewish veterans can be buried with all other veterans in the main area of the cemetery. It is strictly the decision of the veteran or the veteran’s family to opt for burial in the separate consecrated Jewish section of the cemetery.
Col. Erwin A. Burtnick,
U.S. Army (Ret.)


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