With my passion for building Pagan community building I was pleasantly surprised to learn of the Asatru Military Family Support Program…
“Followers of the Asatru faith have a great respect for warriors and their families. We see the strength and courage they demonstrate, and honor them for their sacrifices. We also realize that even the strongest and most courageous need the support and friendship of others. Having the support of those who believe as they do is a valuable weapon in the battles they fight, not just in war, but in life.
The Asatru Military Family Support Program is set up to offer an easier way for Asatru military personnel, their families, and veterans to receive that support. They, and those who stand beside them, now have a place of their own!”
~ From the AFMSP website…
This organization, sponsored in part by the Asatru Folk Assembly, has also started The Hammer Project, a petition drive to encourage the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs to recognize the Thor’s Hammer (Mjolnir) as an Emblem of Belief.
This would allow the Thors Hammer to be placed on the grave markers of Heathen servicewomen and servicemen who wish to honor their Heathen religion.
Perhaps other branches the Pagan movement can gather themselves together to offer friendship, fellowship, caring, and moral support to our fighting men and women and their families?