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Letter: Cartoon omitted soldiers of other beliefs

A U.S. flag flutters at the Lafayette Escadrille

A U.S. flag flutters at the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial of Marnes-la-Coquette, east of Paris, on Nov. 11, 2013. Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Thomas Samson

Although I was raised a Christian, I found the Memorial Day editorial cartoon offensive because the only tombstone with a visible religious symbol depicted a cross [Opinion, May 30].

While so many of the brave men and women who died in service to our country were indeed Christian, many who died weren’t, and the cartoon seems to overlook their sacrifices.

Far better would have been to show the little boy saluting a nondenominational tombstone, so all who gave their lives would be honored by his gesture of respect and thanks.

Bill Ciesla, Northport

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