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Saving a Cross-shaped Memorial

November 16, 2018 • In the News

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 Washington Post

The Bladensburg Peace Cross is a fitting tribute

November 13, 2018 • In the News

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. […]

No Reason to Bulldoze the Peace Cross

November 12, 2018 • In the News

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 […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Appeal as Humanists Fight to Destroy WWI Memorial Cross in Bladensburg

November 5, 2018 • In the News

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 Washington Examiner

The Supreme Court has another chance to defend free speech

November 5, 2018 • In the News

By: Kelly Shackelford, First Liberty Institute President and CEO. Although the Supreme Court’s recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision reinforced the principle that government must not be hostile towards religion, it left many American business owners with more questions than answers, especially about cases where art, expression, and speech intersect with daily […]

Supreme Court to Rule on 40-Foot Cross in New Church-State Test

November 2, 2018 • In the News

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 […]

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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.