Families of Jewish military personnel still have trouble getting accommodations when burying them at veteran cemeteries.
U.S. Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart and Jared Moskowitz want that fixed.
They and eight fellow Congress members sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Dennis McDonough highlighting “critical issues” that need addressing.
Jews are traditionally buried within 24 hours of death – Jewish veterans sometimes have weeks between death and burial. There also isn’t sufficient time per burial for appropriate Jewish ceremonies.
“Jewish veterans risk their lives every day,” Moskowitz said. “It’s only right their families can have the burial service that honors them properly.”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics