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Wiccans hail VA decision

By Jennifer Garza
All Roberta Stewart wanted was a pentacle on her husband’s headstone.

She didn’t think it was too much to ask. After all, her husband had died while serving this country, and his religious beliefs — he was a Wiccan — were important to him. But then Stewart learned that the Department of Veterans Affairs wouldn’t allow the pentacle on military memorials.

So she sued. Last week, the federal agency agreed to settle the lawsuit. Government officials added the pentacle — a five-pointed star inside a circle — to a list of approved religious symbols engraved on memorials to indicate the deceased service member’s faith.

Read the original article at: SacBee

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