The federal Department of Veterans Affairs apparently does not recognize the Wicca religion.
Check out this interesting “article”:http://www.kccommunitynews.com/articles/2007/03/22/northeast_johnson_county_sun/news/all_news032207a.txt from the Kansas City Community News about a woman whose husband was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 and wants a symbol of Wicca Ã¢â‚¬â€ his faith Ã¢â‚¬â€ on his grave marker.
But the symbol, a pentagram, is not among 38 symbols of faith approved by the VA.
A Wiccan priestess who officiated at the memorial service for Army Sgt. Patrick Dana Stewart, whose helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, told the newspaper that:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Department of Defense will allow soldiers to have the (pentagram) on their dog tags and Wicca ceremonies on military installations, that’s no problem. But the VA won’t allow people to have the symbol of their faith on a grave marker.Ã¢â‚¬?