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By: Keisha Russell, Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute Much has changed in the 25 years since the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, was enacted. It was the fall of 1993, when Democratic President Bill Clinton signed RFRA into law. Few questioned its necessity. RFRA was introduced in the House by […]
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By: Keisha Russell, Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute In early 1918, Howard H. Morrow was too young to register for the military draft. But that didn’t stop him. Joining the National Guard, he found his way to the Western Front just after he turned eighteen. He didn’t make it to […]
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To The American Legion:
As a grateful citizen, I support your effort to honor those who have fallen in battle and to keep the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial standing as a visible reminder of valor, sacrifice, endurance, and devotion.
Veterans memorials like the one in Bladensburg, MD are symbols reminding us of the sacrifice of our service members and the cost of war. Tearing down the Bladensburg Memorial would erase the memory of the 49 fallen heroes of Prince George’s County—like they never even existed.
We cannot allow the Bladensburg Memorial to be bulldozed.
Please know that you have my support and backing in your petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.✖