Suit brought down Army's large cross ...

Suit brought down Army's large cross at Kolekole Pass - Hawaii ...

There are 75 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 30, 2009, titled Suit brought down Army's large cross at Kolekole Pass - Hawaii .... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

QUESTION: Whatever happened to the large white cross that stood at Kolekole Pass on Schofield Barracks when I served there 30 years ago? ANSWER: The Army took the cross down in 1997 in response to a lawsuit.

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Mbarela

Bremerton, WA

#62 May 1, 2013
No God wrote:
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Yeah, if not for America, Israel would not exist! Besides, Israel is NOT number one, for China could wipe them out anytime it wishes so and will probably do it if the Israelis threaten them enough!
Good, they took that eyesore out, religious artifacts do not belong with the State of affairs, God is a false BS and only for the weak and lazy ones who refuse to think for themselves!


Hawaii would be Japanese if it weren't for America, sad enough, most Americans don't believe in anything anymore, bunch of weak minded pathetic waist of human life, America could be the country it used to be if it weren't for soft useless people, I bet most unreligeous people wouldn't mind seeing the great pyramids of Giza, or roman ruins in Europe, they wouldn't pass the opportunity to see religious monuments of the past pagan religions. What's the difference of a cross going up and staying up, I don't care what religion you are, all I know is people in my Great country are way to sensitive! Put some vagisil in your vagina and go to hell or whatever place you believe in when you sensitive people do us a favor and leave this earth.
Indian

Honolulu, HI

#63 May 1, 2013
North America would be Indians if it weren't for the white man.
Hawaiian

Honolulu, HI

#64 May 1, 2013
Hawaii would be Hawaiians if it weren't for the white man.
Jack

Phoenix, AZ

#65 May 4, 2013
Indian wrote:
North America would be Indians if it weren't for the white man.
And you would be a spook if you weren't a gook ya brown dot man.
Kricket

Vacaville, CA

#66 Nov 30, 2013
This Country was built on Christianity and we can all see the results that taking out any Christian references has done to the US. I'm not saying this is the only reason. But it's one of many. That cross has been at the Koli Koli Pass for a long time. It gives some a sense of peace and comfort seeing it there. The Government can't make everyone happy. But at least the majority! This is happening in a lot of places. We are stripping away our history. I think it's sad AND disturbing. If it offends you, then don't look! Same as music or movies that some may find offensive. Freedom of expression. Why is it that Christians are not allowed to express themselves? You are going to find people everywhere that may take offense to anything. Enough of the Political Correctness!!! It's a bunch of CRAP!
Former soldier

Holton, KS

#68 Dec 27, 2013
I and a small group of fellow soldiers rebuilt the crass around 1987 I was proud of what we did it was. A monument to the Japanese attack what a sad thing to find out it was dismantled
David Hoeflein

La Grande, OR

#69 Jan 26, 2014
As a Christian, I'm not offended by other religious symbols. It's OK with me for temples, statues and mosques to be built since they are powerless works of ignorance. They pose no threat to my faith. The worst a pagan can do is kill people and our bodies doesn't last forever anyway. The cross however, is a reminder of what is real and of course it it offends some. Even a complete fool can recognize real power and be afraid.

“Don't believe what you hear.”

Since: Sep 08

Wahiawa

#70 Feb 14, 2014
Mbarela wrote:
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Hawaii would be Japanese if it weren't for America, sad enough, most Americans don't believe in anything anymore, bunch of weak minded pathetic waist of human life, America could be the country it used to be if it weren't for soft useless people, I bet most unreligeous people wouldn't mind seeing the great pyramids of Giza, or roman ruins in Europe, they wouldn't pass the opportunity to see religious monuments of the past pagan religions. What's the difference of a cross going up and staying up, I don't care what religion you are, all I know is people in my Great country are way to sensitive! Put some vagisil in your vagina and go to hell or whatever place you believe in when you sensitive people do us a favor and leave this earth.
Actually, it would probably have been Russian as the Russians would have loved to have a warm water port. Fortunately, they were to mired down fighting the Japanese (and getting whooped). When people find fault in history, they conveniently tend to leave out all the different things that are occurring at that point in time so they can make their own conclusions sound justified. Of course, maybe it is time to return Hawaii to the real Hawaiians (100%, not halves or less that only call themselves Hawaiian.) Remove all the improvements that the "invaders" have made over the last 3 centuries and allow the "natives" to return to fighting amongst themselves and raiding each other for fun/prestige. May the strongest survive. Some may think that will be paradise, but the rest of us enjoy the finer things that been passed to us through America's heritage and advances that were only possible due to the freedoms that haven't been relinquished to the government and others that feel a need to control/dominate others.
Yoda

Manchester, IA

#71 Jun 23, 2014
Next war, conscript all members of the ACLU first, and all sons and daughters of members of congress second, and all the kids and grand kids of the old 60's draft dodgers, and give them all the same assignment...infantry.
stonne45

Carlisle, PA

#72 Oct 20, 2014
we painted that cross when I was in the scouts back in th1970's..sad to see its gone
JimdearII

Owosso, MI

#73 Sep 25, 2015
Nativeboy wrote:
Now we need to get rid of the cross on the Mountain in Kaaawa it is very disturbing for those of us who do not belong to the Christian religion.
And YES it is an insult to all the other religious people who serve in the military who are Not Christian
Dumb comment, instead of destroying one symbol of belief why not ask to put up a symbol of your own belief to stand along with the cross.
I should think that the lawsuit and destruction probably cost much more then then adding a symbol for any recognized religion or system of belief that REQUESTID it, and yes I know that every Tom, Dick and numbnuts would ask. How better to get different beliefs talking to one another.
david pinon

Riverside, CA

#74 Nov 3, 2015
i was station at nad lualualel depot from 1968-1970 and patrol the ammo depot up to kolekole pass where the cross was up at the top was a house marines stay overnight at the gate in to schofield barracks we would climb up a short distance to see the cross when we had duty that night.going down kole pass you see the tower were marine had duty that night to see headlights not belonging there sorry to see cross gone had great time patrolling depot wild pigs .usmc nad radio station.
Bill R

Stuart, FL

#75 Jan 7, 2016
This is sad! Another historic landmark gone due to intolerance. I have many fond memories of hikes up to the cross and the ridge trail beyond it from when I was stationed at Pearl. Where will this nonsense stop.
Frank Tarnacki 25th INF

Cocoa Beach, FL

#76 Feb 27, 2016
Dan Williams wrote:
I was stationed at Schofield Barracks and I climed the metal cross in 1959. My question is why it says the cross was built in 1962. Will you please respond to my question.
Thank you,
Dan
Hi Dan; Your Question also raises questions for me. I too climed up to the metal cross in 65
and took pictures. BUT! laying next to the cross was another rusty METAL cross that had a lot of bullet holes in it. That made me believe that cross was there when the japanese flew through there in 1941, or at least the metal cross laying there was there before 1962. go figure
Rachrl

Honolulu, HI

#77 Dec 27, 2016
Mokebla wrote:
History always repeats it self. Rome was the greatest country on this earth and failed within its self and Israel stood fast. America presently the second strongest nation in the world and losing their grip cause of it liberal life style and Israel still number one. Israel is the smallest nation in this world and America should learn from them. Take no bull from the rest of the world!
Then why do they take billions of dollrs from the usa?

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