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All of -- bitter battle in Maryland over the separation of church and states -- atheist group calling the cross atop this World War I memorial quote.
And they want it taken down.
But protesters are rallying in support of the memorial saying the group has it all wrong.
Is this a constitutional issue or is the group just taking this too far joining us now as commander.
-- belt -- American legion post 1:36.
Michael Moore good morning to you sir.
Good morning thank you for having me you say this cross isn't necessarily about religion is not honoring those who lost their lives and world war -- house so.
Well -- quick frankly the the cross is.
Is a forty foot tall concrete cross.
When I expected it we -- week we have.
Demonstration over there over a 150 people local citizens and legionnaires were there went -- look at the cross and all across the names of 49.
People from Prince George's County who died in World War I.
Also there's a quote from president Woodrow Wilson of the present during World War I that has no reference to religion that stuck for words -- moment.
Around the base of the cross and it has that has no reference to religion it has The American Legion emblem -- -- the nexus of the -- So I when I went over to to inspect -- I've found no reference to religion at all.
This I just want to fill in those four words valor endurance courage and devotion.
-- And -- you know we've seen this same battle and other small towns just like Greenbelt Maryland across the country and what ends up happening -- -- -- in the town -- we s.'s to the wishes of the atheists because they simply don't have the money to be engaged in a lawsuit is that what's gonna happen in Greenbelt Maryland.
Are we hope not actually the the crosses on land owned by the national capital park and planning commission which is a public agency.
I believe that the American humanist association.
And here in Washington we liked acronyms so they're that they're -- can be a hard I guess.
They -- -- -- home moment they drove by and that this look there there's across song.
Public land therefore it's a violation of the the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
Follow what they're going to actually file suit of their claim filed suit.
With the county of prince George's I think in their lawyers are looking at it.
-- -- Michael Moore from American legion Greenbelt Maryland post 136 K but -- did they let us know how this battle continues sir thank you.
Thank you for having.
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