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Honoring Everyone Who Served: A Veterans Day Reflection

In 1952, a private group sought permission from government officials to erect a large cross atop Mt. Soledad near San Diego. They did it because they wanted a place to hold sunrise services on Easter. Once erected, the huge cross was dedicated to “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” during a Christian service.

As time went by, some people began to question whether it was appropriate to display a towering symbol of Christianity on government-owned land, and in 1989 a lawsuit was filed. Read more

Saluting Diversity: Remember Religious Pluralism In The Armed Forces On Veterans Day

Today, Veterans Day is being observed. We should take this opportunity to remember that the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of a highly diverse group of people – and that includes a wide range of religions.

Unfortunately it is necessary to remind people of this because Americans sometimes fail to recognize the many faiths (or lack thereof) among our military ranks.   Read more