Target: Patrick Hallinan, Executive Director, Army National Military Cemeteries
Goal: Publicly apologize for burying Nazi sympathizer in Arlington National Cemetery and review burial policies to prevent this from happening again.
Willis Carto, one of the most prominent and vocal Nazi sympathizers in the U.S., was recently interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Burial in Arlington is intended to honor service men and women who fought and protected this country. Carto, after serving in the Philippines in World War II, became a vocal proponent of the Nazi movement. He founded the white supremacist group known as Liberty Lobby and the Institute for Historical Review, which was intended to promote Holocaust denial.
Although Carto met all the legal requirements for burial in Arlington, it is a disgrace and an affront to Jewish people, and those who fought to free them from Hitler’s oppression. According to FBI records, Carto sneered and laughed about the irony of being permitted burial in America’s most revered cemetery. FBI spies indicate Carto was overheard saying, “I’m probably America’s biggest Hitler fan, but I’ll be buried alongside all these World War II vets.”
Demand that Arlington National Cemetery leaders issue a public apology for this irreverent burial and review its policies regarding who is permitted to be interred on its sacred ground.
Dear Mr. Hallinan,
The scared ground at Arlington National Cemetery has been disgraced by the recent burial of one of America’s most prominent Nazi sympathizers. Willis Carto, after having received a Purple Heart during his service in the Philippines, became a staunch Nazi sympathizer. He founded organizations to promote white supremacy and Holocaust denial.
FBI records indicate Carto enjoyed the irony of being permitted burial in the same holy ground as World War II veterans who fought to free the Jewish people from Hitler’s oppression. The Jewish community and its leaders are angered that a prominent anti-Semite was permitted this honor.
We demand that a public apology is issued and that the requirements for interment in Arlington National Cemetery are reviewed to prevent similar travesties in the future.
[Your Name Here]
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