Petition to Rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers of the USA Army at Wounded Knee in 1890

Discovered this petition on the book of faces this morning:

 

We petition the Obama administration to:

Rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry in 1890 at Wounded Knee.

Rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers of the U.S. Army 7th Cavalry who participated in the slaughter of 300 or so Lakota Sioux, mostly unarmed women and children (approximately 200) at Wounded Knee on December, 29 1890.

Require all federal agencies and arms to refer to the Wounded Knee Massacre as a “Massacre” and not a “Battle or Battlefield.”

Help us rewrite history and forge a better way forward. We do not remember these tragedies to hurt, we remember to heal. We are facing the holocaust head strong, we are coming through it. We are lifting our heads and reclaiming our dignity.

 

Link to petition to President Obama regarding a request to rescind the Medals of Honor awarded USA Army soldiers at Wounded Knee in 1890.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/rescind-20-medals-honor-awarded-soldiers-us-army-7th-cavalry-1890-wounded-knee/9X4jLlqF

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6 Comments

  1. Ben Naga said,

    January 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    q.v. “Exceptionalism And The War On Terror” (http://bennaga.wordpress.com/2012/12/28/exceptionalism-and-the-war-on-terrorism/)

  2. January 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    In light of what we know about this “military engagement” is would seem our nation’s highest medal is sullied here.

  3. Barbara Renick said,

    January 28, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Why does it seem that I am being blocked from signing this petition to rescind over 20 medals of honor for the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890? Other petitions are easy.

    • February 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Barbara, don’t take it personally! Apparently many people have had trouble signing the petition.


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