Bladensburg Obituaries

Bladensburg Obituaries

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  • Friday Aug 3 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune 

    Newport group enters fray over cross-shaped war memo...

    This cross-shaped war monument in Bladensburg, Md., stands 40 feet tall as a memorial to residents who died in World War I. This cross-shaped war monument in Bladensburg, Md., stands 40 feet tall as a memorial to residents who died in World War I. Newport Beach's American Legion post is supporting the national American Legion in a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the constitutionality of a publicly maintained cross-shaped World War I memorial in Maryland. At issue is the Bladensburg World War I Memorial, which a local American Legion post erected in 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George's County, Md., who died in the Great War.

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  • Wednesday Aug 1 | via Iobserve 

    Brief filed with Supreme Court to try to save cross-...

    A cross-shaped monument, a landmark in Bladensburg, Md., is pictured in this 2017 photo. It was constructed in 1925 as a memorial to 49 men from Prince George's County, Md., lost in World War I. The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich., filed a brief July 27 in the U.S. Supreme Court in what it called "a last-ditch effort" to save the 40-foot cross.

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  • Tuesday Jul 31 | via WTCA-AM Plymouth 

    AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan fight to protect vet...

    Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Tuesday he has joined a bipartisan group of 28 states in fighting to protect a historic cross honoring World War I veterans as part of a case with broader implications for the First Amendment. The 28-state coalition urges the U.S. Supreme Court to protect veterans' memorials that feature religious symbolism.

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  • Monday Jul 30 | via KOTA-TV Rapid City 

    Should crosses remain at military memorials?

    South Dakota's attorney general is joining in a fight to keep a religious symbol at a World War I military memorial, claiming a court decision could impact memorials in the state. The case involves a memorial cross in Bladensburg, Md.

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