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November 5, 2018
Left to right, Medal of Honor Marine recipient Captain Henry Lewis Hulbert and African-American soldier, Private John Henry Seaburn, Jr. are among the 49 names listed on the listed on the Bladensburg Memorial.  Image courtesy: First Liberty Institute
Left to right, Medal of Honor Marine recipient Captain Henry Lewis Hulbert and African-American soldier, Private John Henry Seaburn, Jr. are among the 49 names listed on the listed on the Bladensburg Memorial. Image courtesy: First Liberty Institute

By: Steve Warren

The US Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide whether to reverse a lower court decision that could lead to the destruction of a World War I veterans memorial that is shaped in the form of a cross.

The memorial cross has stood since 1925 when it was dedicated to honor 49 Bladensburg, Maryland-area soldiers who were killed in action during the war. The memorial is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Gold-Star mothers who designed the memorial in 1919, chose a cross shape to recall the cross-shaped grave markers standing over the countless American graves on the war’s Western Front. One mother referred to the memorial as her son’s “gravestone.”

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