Since 1913, a cross has sat atop a hill in La Jolla, CA, as a centerpiece to the Korean War Memorial. However, since 1989, the cross has been at the center of some very intense legal battles. Opponents of the cross say that it sits on public land and should not be allowed because it is a Christian symbol. They claim that the government is promoting one specific religion through its existence. On the other hand, supporters of the cross say that it is simply a symbol of remembrance – not related to any religion. Most recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the cross was unconstitutional; however, it did not decide what should be done with the cross. When the case was then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the High Court said that it would not hear the case…right now. It will be sent back down to the U.S. District Court in San Diego to decide what will be done with the cross. At that point, supporters can then appeal the case again to the Supreme Court.
Please pray for this ongoing case. A memorial with such a rich history should be allowed to stand in commemoration of our veterans, and we will continue to pray and fight for its continued existence!