Notwithstanding all the abusive (and profit-making) litigation of the extremist ACLU(on behalf of Oregon's Frank Buono) , and like-minded intolerant liberal secular fanatics who stole the Mojave Desert WWI Veterans Memorial Cross, the Cross shall rise again on Sunrise Rock at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month on what used to be WWI Armistice Day and now is Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2012.
And it also appears that the original cross--stolen off the rock outcropping--has been found. From the Press Enterprise:
Two years ago, the cross vanished from its perch in the Mojave National Preserve following a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing it to stand. This week, authorities believe they found the stolen memorial more than 500 miles away in Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco.
Affixed to a fence post with plastic ties, the seven-foot cross was found in good condition late Monday, Nov. 5. Attached to it was a note identifying the cross as an “important historical artifact” and asking whoever found it to alert the authorities.
Rebecca Rosenblatt of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department said investigators believed the cross was the same one stolen from the Mojave Desert. She described their efforts to confirm its authenticity as “similar to identifying a lost child with scars or birthmarks.”
Henry and Wanda Sandoz, who have served as caretakers of the cross for decades, were not so sure. They viewed photographs that showed a box-shaped piece at the base of the cross that was not part of the original construction, Wanda Sandoz said. Either way, the couple intend to go ahead with plans to install a replacement cross this weekend.
I thank and salute Henry and Wanda Sandoz, Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA), American Legionnaires, VFW members, and other veterans and patriots for taking a stand against the secular extremism of the ACLU and thereby preserving the Cross and the right of Americans to decide how to honor their war dead and the service of other veterans, without a veto power being held over such decision by intolerant, totalitarian liberal secular extremists epitomized by the ACLU, which has become the Taliban of American liberal secularism.
Life Member Riverside Post 79; Past Commander District 21; Co-founder, Attorney, and Director of the Defense of Veterans Memorials Project of The American Legion Department of California