Apparently SpongeBob SquarePants Tombstones Are NOT Appropriate For Cemeteries

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Cemetery officials removed a slain Iraq war veteran’s towering seven-foot-tall SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her gravesite.

Devoted SpongeBob SquarePants fan, Army Sgt. Kimberly Walker, 28, survived two tours of duty in Iraq only to be found strangled and beaten to death in a Colorado hotel room in February. Her boyfriend, also in the army, has been charged with her murder.

Before he strangled the life out of her, Kimberly loved all things SpongeBob SquarePants – so much so that her family erected a giant headstone of SpongeBob SquarePants in an Army uniform. In fact, the whole family loves SpongeBob so much that they also erected a matching headstone for her (still living) twin sister, Kara Walker. Although Kara’s would be wearing a Navy uniform since she’s in the Navy – otherwise it would just look stupid.

So the fam was pretty happy with their choice in headstones and everyone carried on with their lives – except for Kara who realized her family was counting down the days until she died… But the next day everything changed when they got a call from the cemetery staff. Despite getting the cemetery’s prior approval of the headstone’s design, once the cemetery staff saw the eyesore in person, they decided the cartoon tribute to the Iraq war veteran is inappropriate for a traditional resting place. Especially in the historic Cincinnati cemetery!

“We’ve decided that they aren’t appropriate for our historic cemetery and they can’t be displayed here,” cemetery President Gary Freytag said.

Freytag also added that the employee who approved the headstones made an inexplicable “error in judgment”, given the cemetery’s traditional, stately appearance.

The cemetery acknowledges that they are at fault and has offered to meet with Walker’s family to discuss possible alternatives. Meanwhile, they are prepared to reimburse the family for each headstone, which cost a combined $26,000, and pay for new ones. Wait… $26k for a headstone??? That’s the real tragedy here.

Via: Fox News 

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