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WWI memorial ruled unconstitutional by federal court – here’s what’s next


If anti-religious advocates have their way, every memorial that includes a cross will be taken down. How will we remember fallen soldiers when activists are intent on erasing them?

The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, also known as the “Peace Cross,” has been under attack since the American Humanist Association sued in 2014 to demand that the monument be taken down or altered.

The 90-year-old memorial featuring 49 names, which serves as a substitute gravestone for soldiers who never made it back from World War I, has been ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. First Liberty Institute is appealing the case to the Supreme Court.

Lathan Watts of First Liberty joined today’s show to explain the case and talk about its sobering implications for other veterans’ memorials. If this cross goes, what happens to Arlington Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and countless more war memorials and grave sites that use crosses?

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