Maybe Atheists Find God in Foxholes,

American soldiers come from every background and faith. For years, the higher-ups of the Veteran’s Association repressed the demands of pagan soldiers to put a symbol of their religion, a Pentacle, on their headstones in the event of death. Recently, Pagan lobbying groups have had success overcoming this issue: veteran pagan soldiers can now be inducted into the “Order of the Pentacle,” assuring them proper posthumous graveyard notation.

Still, what about the living, breathing, battling pagan soldiers? At the Ninth Annual Pagan Pride Day festival you can help support them too by recycling your old Pagan/Wiccan/Druid religious items. Bring all of your Pentacles, talismans, crystals, and God or Goddess pendants to the Unitarian Universalist Church (3970 NW 21 Ave., Fort Lauderdale) where they will be charged and empowered for protection, then sent out to be distributed amongst the battalions. This event is also a canned food drive and multifaceted celebration of the Autumnal Equinox (barbeque, day-long events, and drum circle), so bring some non-perishables and a percussion instrument. This celebration runs from noon to dark. Call 954-984-4183, or visit http://MoonPathCuups.org.
Sat., Sept. 22, 2007

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