US Troops Visit Hill of Crosses that would be Attacked in America

paracrossesUS Army paratroopers recently visited The Hill of Crosses during a six-month deployment to Lithuania:

Members of Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade…

…were visiting the Hill of Crosses; a monument to the strength, pride and resolve of the Lithuanian people and everyone who has been repressed by tyranny.

Interestingly, the Hill of Crosses began as a war memorial, and it has a history of the government trying to suppress the display:

Crosses were first placed on the hill, which had been the site of the old Domantai Hill Fort, in 1831 in remembrance to those who lost their lives during the Cadet Uprising of the Polish Russian War. The site was bulldozed five times during the Soviet Occupation, the last being in 1984. However, Lithuanian citizens always rebuilt it as a point of national pride. It is estimated that there are over 100,000 crosses on the hill.

A society so anti-religion it bulldozes crosses — it could never happen in America, right?

In fact, many similarly placed crosses in the United States have been the object of criticism by perpetually-offended atheists with the goal that the government would bulldoze the Christian symbol from the public square.

Think about Mojave, Mount Soledad, Arlington (yes, Arlington), Bladensburg, Camp Pendleton, Coos Bay, Woonsocket, the Fort Carson hospital, and a multitude of townships that have attempted to erect a silhouette of a soldier kneeling at a headstone. All these public crosses were in the United States of America, and all were (or are being) targeted by atheists demanding the government remove — in one case, explicitly destroy — them.

It can’t happen here? It already has — in the name of the US Constitution and religious freedom.