March 20, 2006--Posted at 4:55 p.m. CST
"I believe it is a disgrace, our soldiers are being put in harm's way because they are there serving our country," said Arkansas Representative J.P. Rogers.
That is why Arkansas State Representative Jeff Wood of Sherwood wants Governor Huckabee to include a bill in a special session that would ban protests at funerals and other memorial services.
Former representative and funeral director Paul Bookout feels it's the common courtesy that soldiers deserve for their service of protecting our freedom.
"Our state and country owes it to the deceased and certainly to the family and friends. They should be protected and given the dignity and the proper burial that our country owes them," said Bookout.
"Vast majority of people are patriotic and we regard the people that serve over there as heroes therefore, we should protect them as such them and their families," said Bookout.