Saturday, April 21, 2012

Secret Societies and Their Disregard for Soldiers


Local news that "fraternity members spent Friday restoring a roadside mural dedicated to a fallen soldier that they ruined by painting over her image with their organization’s Greek letters" — Fraternity restores defaced mural of fallen soldier. From the report:
    Livingston County Sheriff John York said he came upon two Kappa Sigma Epsilon members Friday morning as they began to restore the tribute to Army Sgt. Devin Snyder, who was killed in Afghanistan in June.

    Last summer, Snyder’s friends painted an American flag superimposed with her portrait on a large rock alongside Interstate 390, close to her hometown of Cohocton in Steuben County. The words “RIP Devin Snyder” were painted on the rock’s right side.Fraternity restores defaced mural of fallen soldier.

    Earlier this week, the tribute to the 20-year-old soldier had been painted over with the Greek letters for the Alfred State College fraternity.

    York, a Vietnam veteran, noticed the fraternity logo during his drive to work Thursday. On Friday morning, he visited the scene and found two men who identified themselves as fraternity members.

    “I was pretty angry,” he said. “You guys deface this rock with this kid’s face on there? She gave her life for her country.”

    York said his anger dissipated when the students, one of them nearly in tears, seemed truly remorseful.

    “For once, I’m talking to kids who are trying to do the right thing for the right reason, although they did the wrong thing for the wrong reason,” he said.
You don't have to be pro-war to share the Vietnam vets's anger. In fact, it probably helps not to be. "She gave her life for her country"? No, her life was taken from her by her country's so-called government.

That said, at least the frat boys were open to having sense talked to them. Not so much can be said for the mass-murdering members of the secret society that sent this poor girl halfway around the world to die in vain. Now that's truly disgusting.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Interesting. I agree that at least the kids learned a lesson and did the right thing in the end. Of course, it's a shame they even needed the lesson in the first place, but at least it happened.

Perhaps it might even be the most important lesson they get while in college?

btw, I do hope there's no relation given the name.

April 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

No relation that I know of, except as a fellow American and WNYer. Thanks for asking. There are Snyders all over this region, including the President of the Seneca Nation!

Yes, I agree, this "might even be the most important lesson they get while in college."

April 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM  

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