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Peace Cross case to be appealed to the Supreme Court

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Cross1BLADENSBURG – Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, voted not to grant a rehearing en banc of a case involving the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, locally known as the “Peace Cross.” This decision effectively upholds an October 2-1 ruling by the same court that a government agency’s maintenance of the memorial violates the separation of church and state.

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Local leaders think World War I memorial “Peace Cross” should stay

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Cross2BLADENSBURG – A marble and cement cross stands 40 feet tall in Bladensburg at the intersection of Route 450 and Alternate U.S. 1.

It bears a bronze plaque with the names of the 49 men from Prince George’s County who died in World War I, along with a quote from President Woodrow Wilson. Along each side of the base are the words, “Valor,” “Endurance,” “Courage,” and “Devotion.”

Although a U.S. Appeals Court found that the state’s maintenance of the cross, known as the Peace Cross, is unconstitutional, local officials hope the memorial will remain for years to come.

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