After 25-Year Legal Battle, The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Is Finally Saved

Jul 20, 2015, 21:29 ET from Liberty Institute

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. government sold the historic, Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, CA to the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association (MSMA). The sale of the memorial and its surrounding land ends a legal dispute regarding the constitutionality of the memorial on government land.

Liberty Institute Deputy Chief Counsel Hiram Sasser said, "The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross has stood since 1954 as a symbol of the selfless sacrifice of our nation's veterans. Such a sacred memorial should receive our highest honor and protection. Today's actions will ensure that the memorial will continue to stand in honor of our veterans for decades to come. This is a great victory for the veterans who originally placed this memorial and the Korean War veterans the memorial honors. We thank our lead counsel, Allyson Ho, and her team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who worked tirelessly to defend the memorial, leading to this ultimate victory." 

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