High Court Deciding Fate of Cross-Shaped War Memorial
A group challenging the war memorial says they don't think it's right to leave the impression that only Christian soldiers are being celebrated.
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BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Steven C. Lowe says he has always thought that a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) concrete cross that stands on a large, grassy highway median near his home was odd. For years, he says, he didn’t know that the cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is a war memorial. A plaque on the cross’ base lists the names of 49 area residents who died in World War I, but it isn’t easily read from the road…