In the latest move to protect the historic WWI Veterans Memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, Liberty Institute filed a reply brief on behalf of our client, The American Legion, with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on Monday. While the American Humanist Association demands its alteration or removal, Liberty Institute remains energetically committed to defending the memorial and the memory of the fallen honored there.
HUMANIST LAWYERS ATTACK MEMORIAL FUNDED BY GRIEVING MOMS
Built by the American Legion and completed in 1925, the Veterans Memorial, which is in the shape of a cross – an iconic symbol for the fallen of WWI and the primary grave marker in U.S. cemeteries overseas in which many fallen of WWI are buried – serves to honor the 49 men from Prince George’s County, Maryland who died in WWI. The initial funds for the memorial were partly raised by mothers of sons who didn’t return home.
Surrounding the WWI memorial are other memorials and monuments dedicated to the veterans of the War of 1812, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam War, and the victims of 9/11.