Yes, there are ‘atheists in foxholes,’ FFRF USA Today ad asserts

FFRF Newspaper Ad

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking out a Veterans Day ad with USA Today that honors those who have served, especially freethinkers. About a quarter of FFRF’s members are veterans or in the military.

The ad is in a special edition of USA Today being distributed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. It is being sent out for free to the Pentagon, the U.S. Congress, the Army, Navy and Air Force headquarters, many military bases nationwide, key VA officials and a number of veterans organizations. Additionally, numerous military personnel are receiving a digital copy.

The ad appeals to the almost one-fourth of veterans who are nonbelievers. “You’ve been fighting for our secular Constitution and our freedom — let us fight for you,” it says. It features a photo of World War II veteran, nonagenarian and very longtime FFRF member Joe Cunningham in front of the “Atheists in Foxholes” monument at FFRF’s office building, Freethought Hall, in downtown Madison, Wis. The monument, which was dedicated in 2015, is dedicated to “ATHEISTS IN FOXHOLES and the countless freethinkers who have served this country with honor and distinction. Presented with hope that in the future humankind may learn to avoid all war.”

“All veterans need to be recognized this Veterans Day, including those without religious belief,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor.

You can view the ad here.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a national state/church watchdog organization with over 40,000 nonreligious members all over the country, including thousands who are serving or have served our nation.

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