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 […]
The World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via Associated Press) By: Brett Reistad, the national commander of the American Legion In 1919, Gold Star mothers of Prince George’s County wanted to create a monument for their 49 sons who fell in World War I. […]
The Supreme Court will decide if the Peace Cross violates the Constitution’s Establishment Clause. (Associated Press) By: Emilie Kao Forty-nine families in Prince George’s County, Maryland, lost their sons in World War I. With their loved ones buried in European theaters of war, most of the families could not visit […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Memorial Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland. By: Greg Stohr The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider giving government officials more leeway to maintain religious symbols on public property, accepting a case over a 40-foot cross in the middle of a busy intersection outside Washington. The justices will review a federal appeals […]
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.✖