Friday, May 10, 2013

Thor's Hammer Approved for Military Headstone

Below is the official Troth statement regarding approved request for placement of a Thor's Hammer on a military headstone:

To our knowledge, current procedure to add an emblem of faith to a military headstone requires that the next of kin for a deceased Veteran request it. Josh Heath, of the Open Halls Project, has requested information in writing from the Department of Veteran's Affairs, but at this time we do not know who the Heathen service member was. In Heathen tradition, we greatly honor our slain warriors and offer Blóts and Fainings to them as the Einherjar, those warriors collected by Odin and Freya to take to their halls in Asgard. We are ever grateful to this fallen service member, both for their sacrifice to our country and for requesting Mjöllnir, or the Thor's Hammer, for their headstone. We solemnly anticipate the time we can honor this newest of the Einherjar by name. 

Any additional questions regarding The Troth's position on this very important issue may be addressed to troth-questions@thetroth.org.

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