Mike Berry | In defense of memorials to our military heroes

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (200x200)Memorial Day 2016: In defense of memorials to our military heroes

Mike Berry | May 30, 2016

For most Americans, Memorial Day is a time of celebration and remembrance. It’s a day when we honor the sacrifice of our service members who gave “the last full measure of devotion” for our freedom.

But while most families are attending Memorial Day parades and listening to family members tell stories about their days in the service, others are calling for the destruction of the memorials created to celebrate our military heroes.

Over the past several years, a handful of atheists, humanists, and others have launched an all-out-war on some of our most cherished veterans memorials.  These groups are committed to stripping all religious imagery from public view – including imagery chosen by military families not for religious purposes but merely to honor their dead.

For example, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial near San Diego, California was erected in 1954 to honor Korean War veterans. Although it has become a beloved feature of the community, the ACLU waged a decades-long battle to force the government to demolish the memorial simply because it features a cross.

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If these activist groups are successful in their misguided mission to strip the nation of any religious imagery, including those used to honor our fallen service members, the consequences could be staggering.

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