There is seriously a foundation called freedom from religion and they go around bothering old monuments? I am sure there is something better to do with your time; get a life!
Then stop forcing your religion on others.
Shame on you for even thinking of removing this memorial. These men fought for our freedom and have been over looked for far to long.
What about teh non-Christians that fought? Isn't this memorial ignoring them?
Gays weren't allowed in yet, so there goes that argument. Yes Susan one signature will make a difference because it's followed by another one signature. As someone said don't forget this country was built on the backs of veterans.
What about the non-Christian veterans? Shouldn't they be included?
Chip God Away One Day At A Time
This is another disgrace. Call your members of Congress. Get involved...
Military Academy may drop the phrase SO HELP ME GOD
Not every American is Christian. I don't care if you worship your god, but don't force others to do so under the guise of patriotism. A non-Christian can serve our country as well as any.
Either love this country with all of it's religious memorials and our freedoms to express our love and appreciation for those who have fought for these freedoms or take the first plane to Afghanistan and join the other God haters!
So forget about the Constitution and kick out all the non-Christians?
I think it matters more that it honors the vets, not a particular religion. Freedom From Religion appear to be a kind of hate group from their actions. What do the VETS think about this memorial? Do THEY feels honored by it? I think that's ALL that matters.
Then remove the cross and replace it with one that doesn't favor Christianity. What's the problem with that? Do you think that non-Christian vets feel that this memorializes them?
DOESN'T SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST, AS OBAMA HAS NEVER BEEN IN THE ARMED FORCES NOR IN BATTLE AS OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS HAVE, AND TO DINIGRATE THEM IN THIS WAY IS A SIN, AND I BELIEVE ALL TRUE AMERICANS CAN SEE THE EVIL IN THIS LATEST THING AGAINST OUR COUNTRY,
AND OUR MEN IN UNIFORM, SHAME ON THIS ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS TERRIBLE THING, SEEMS THEY DO NOT RESPECT THIS U.S.A. AS ANY TRUE AMERICN SHOULD..
Hitler was the same way called himself to deceive while destroying Germany then took the useful idiots to war and caused 50 million to die
He said he was a Christian to get their vote and because everything was a so called Christian they fell for it
I want to apologize to all veterans, but especially to those who fought in Viet Nam. I came up in the 60's and personally witnessed the pstd(they hadn't even had the term then;) that the men from my neighborhood came back with, including my first love. To insult them, their families, and those who gave their lives is more than out of line; it is sacrilige. This type of protest shows a society in decline. No matter what this country's faults; people all over the world want to come and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
@Maxine Hardy Hammond, Obama has nothing to do with this issue. Why are you insinuating that he is behind this complaint? Veterans filed this complaint, not Obama.
Haven't our Vietnam Veteran's been unappreciated enough !
That's a great way of putting this sad situation.
Glenna, it was vets that filed this petition. You are assuming all vets want this religious display on public property. Being "unappreciated" and removing a constitutional violation from a public park are two unrelated events.
Mr Quinn should spend his time making his comments on one of the Non-Christian, non-Cross believing sites. Obviously they are not appreciated or shared on this "Save the Monument with the Cross" for OUR veterans. I would guarantee there are very MANY more vets believing and thanking GOD to this day and everything that Cross represents as opposed to those he referred to.
Every person in the USA that have paid into their taxes have already bought and paid for these public lands. The government doesn't own any of these lands the people do. And there for have no rights to take away what we have built to reminds all of us what we stand for in our liberties and freedoms. These brave souls that have fought for our country so that we could keep it free will remain. Anyone who rejects this can leave or look the other way. This is our history, our lands, our blood.
Nancy you are incorrect about what a majority has the right to on public lands. Moreover, you don't need a Christian cross to properly honor our very secular military. According to The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, this religious symbol is a clear violation. Try to remember that not everyone in our military or who visits this public park is Christian. Soldiers swear an oath to protect the Constitution. The Constitution requires this religious symbol to be moved to private property.
Patrick, It's been there for how many years and you are just now bringing it up. Should have been around before it was put up and then had a say in it. So stick a sock in it and look the other way.
Funny how you speak of the first amendment, when clearly that is partly why were here, because you choose to take it away. Toll get a life. Try doing something good like building a life rather than destroying what others have built.
Nancy, control your emotions please.
Patrick Quinn shut your mouth you are a public nuisance you need to be taken out that cross does not hurt your feelings it represents real man they gave up their lives for your freedom to run your mouth best thing for you to do is to go out behind the shed stick a gun to your mouth and pull the trigger because you're worth nothing more than a piece of shit & goes for the rest of you who want it taken down as well.
@Joe Oliver, how diplomatic and civil of you. There is an interesting contradiction in "shut your mouth you are a public nuisance you need to be taken out" and "real man they gave up their lives for your freedom to run your mouth."