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Veterans Fight the ACLU to Keep 75-yr. old Mojave Desert Memorial Cross
After WWI many U.S. soldiers moved to the Californian desert to find physical and emotional healing. In 1934, they erected a memorial to honor their fallen comrades, a single white cross, - a symbol used around the world to memorialize those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
The site for the memorial was chosen because at a certain time of day, the sun casts a shadow on the rock which resembles a WWI doughboy. For more than 75 years, the memorial has stood as a reminder that there were those who fought and died for our freedoms.
Now, the ACLU and a federal judge in California, want to tear it down, because the cross might offend some guy in Oregon who has neverbeen there. In fact, the judge has ordered the memorial covered from view while the case is on appeal.