Peace Cross will stand
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Above, "Peace Cross" by David is licensed under CC BY 2.0

September 2019 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 20 that the Bladensburg, Maryland, Peace Cross, a 40-foot cross honoring men who died during World War I, may remain standing. The cross was erected in 1925, paid for by the American Legion, local families, and businesses.

The high court ruling strikes down two lower court decisions that had ruled the cross violates the First Amendment Establishment Clause, as charged by the American Humanist Association. The AHA claimed the cross discriminated against soldiers who are not Christian.

lc.org, 6/20/19