The policy shift came after several incidents in which individual VA hospitals had also banned Christmas carols and a Christmas tree.
And VA Secretary Robert Wilkie recalled visiting a chapel at a North Carolina VA hospital and realized there were no Bibles available.
“I was in my hometown,” he told The Daily Signal. “We have a beautiful chapel in the old VA hospital. And I walked in and there were no Bibles. It had been stripped of the symbols of religion.”
Now, the VA is permitting religious literature, symbols, and displays at agency facilities, The Daily Signal noted.