Supporters of a war memorial cross deemed unconstitutional last year by a
federal court plan to ask the Supreme Court to reverse the decision,
amid a growing fight nationwide over the use of religious symbols to
honor fallen troops.
A nonprofit legal firm, Liberty Institute in Dallas, planned to file its
petition Thursday to preserve the 43-foot monument on federal land atop
San Diego's Mt. Soledad — the same day the group called on combat
veterans and supporters to rally at the picturesque site overlooking the
Pacific Ocean in the suburb of La Jolla.
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