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In 1919, Mothers Designed a Cross to Remember 49 Veterans. Now the Supreme Court Will Decide If It’s Constitutional.

November 6, 2018 • In the News

By: Jeremy Dys, First Liberty Institute’s Deputy General Counsel. They came from many walks of life, the 49 boys of Prince George’s County, Maryland. Several were laborers like George Washington Farmer and William Lee–one white, the other African-American. One, Ernest Pendleton Magruder, was a well-known surgeon. Another, Henry Lewis Hulbert, […]

Nation’s Largest Veterans Service Organizations Asks Federal Appeals Court to Affirm Constitutionality of Ninety-Year-Old Veterans Memorial

The American Legion asks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to uphold constitutionality of the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial
December 7, 2016 • Press Releases

RICHMOND, VA, December 7, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard the case regarding the constitutionality of the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial. On November 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled that the ninety-year-old veterans memorial was […]

The War on the Cross

The Christian Post
April 25, 2016 • In the News

In 1925, a large cross was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor fallen soldiers of World War I. But now that cross is being challenged by a lawsuit from the American Humanist Association.
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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.