Watch the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial press conference following the February 27, 2019 oral argument at the Supreme Court. Kevin Bartlett, National Judge Advocate of The American Legion, and Kelly Shackelford, President of First Liberty, discuss the importance of saving the memorial and of preventing other veterans memorials from facing […]
Washington, DC—The following statement may be attributed to Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel to First Liberty Institute: “One hundred years ago, mothers who lost their sons in World War Ihttps://firstliberty.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=16894&action=edit#edit_timestamp chose to design a memorial resembling their sons’ gravestones – the Peace Cross. Tearing down this WWI Veterans […]
Fox and Friends interviews Kelly Shackelford to discuss the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial. Want to be the FIRST to know the latest on Bladensburg? Follow us on social media for breaking updates!
By Shannon Bream, Bill Mears | Fox News OBLADENSBURG, Md. – The war memorial has seen better days. Sitting in a traffic circle in the Washington suburbs, the Bladensburg Peace Cross as it is known has large cracks in its tan concrete and pink granite. Water damage has stained the […]
By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute Peter Jackson’s documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” brings to life the men who actually fought in World War I. The silent, grainy, gray films from a century ago have long felt too remote and distant to convey the power, intensity […]
By: Jeremy Dys, Deputy General Counsel for First Liberty Institute It has taken five years of litigation — resulting in a four volume appendix — to determine whether a nearly 100-year-old veterans memorial is constitutional. On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear argument over […]