While the Obama administration continues, presumably, to review the policy banning the media from photographing the flag-draped coffins of fallen soldiers returning to Dover Air Force Base, listen to “Moms of Fallen Soldiers Discuss Coffin Photo Ban” at NPR. One mother explains her support for a lifting of the ban (“I asked for a photo of [my son’s] body being returned to Dover and I was refused… I wanted to see the miliaty welcome my son home to his country… I wanted the country to be able to mourn with me.”) Another mother, who opposes lifting the ban, describes “a negative experience” she had with the media.
10:42 AM - February 26, 2009
Mothers of Fallen Soldiers Discuss Dover Media Ban
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