Vets, Families Furious After Vin Diesel Movie Films at Veterans Cemetery
People are outraged after a Georgia veterans cemetery was turned into a Hollywood movie set.
A group of veterans and family members of those buried at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton claim that it was a "circus atmosphere" while the crew was recently filming "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."
The film is about Iraq War veterans returning home and features Vin Diesel, Kristin Stewart and Steve Martin.
People say that traffic was congested, they were stopped from visiting gravestones and the film crew even damaged the grounds.
"This is not Hollywood. This is a veterans cemetery," one woman said.
Another woman said, "I am hurt. I am mad. I cannot believe it."
A spokesman for the Department of Veterans Affairs said that the decision to allow filming in national cemeteries is made on a case-by-case basis. He also said that "dignified" filming brings recognition to the sacrifices and service of veterans.
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