Specialist Wilwerth was an Iraq War Veteran who lost his life in combat in 2006.
This act will prohibit protests within 2,500 feet of military services, funerals, and processions of deceased service members unless the protest organizers post a bond to the local municipality to defray the increased security costs associated with demonstrations that occur closer to these funeral activities. In no case would protesters be permitted within 500 feet. The protestors will also have to apply for a permit with the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
This legislation lets our Gold Star families know that we are fighting for them so they can bury their loved ones with the dignity, respect and honor that they deserve.
Please sign this petition today, so we can deliver the message to the State Assembly that our fallen heroes can rest with the dignity that they earned.
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