Mount Soledad Cross Sold to Private Organization
The Mount Soledad cross, a war memorial atop a hill near San Diego, has finally been sold to a private group in a move that should end the decades-long court battle over its legality. The Mount Soledad Memorial Association, which is the same group that has maintained the cross for decades, paid $1.4M for the property.
The cross had been ruled unconstitutional several times in a long-running judicial history that momentarily included an appearance at the Supreme Court. The authority to transfer the property was granted in last year’s NDAA.
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