Cross Dispute

November 11, 2012 - 9:34 PM
This photo provided by Liberty Institute shows Henry Sandoz standing below a new, 7-foot steel cross on the same hilltop before more than 100 people. People gather beneath a 7-foot-tall World War I memorial cross on a rocky hilltop within a national park at its rededication in the Mojave Desert community of Cima, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Sandoz had cared for the original 1930s cross as part of a promise to a dying World War I veteran. The original earlier cross had stood at the site for decades before being deemed unconstitutional and removed because it stood on public land. The site is now in private hands as part of a land swap with the National Park Service that ended the longstanding legal dispute, which had become entangled in the thorny issues of patriotism and religion. (AP Photo/Liberty Institute)