There has been no attempt to remove the crosses by the ACLU or any other group. The memorial also has a number of Star of David symbols. Chaplains are instructed not to make any direct religious referrals (Jesus, Allah, etc.) except during services for that specific faith.
Subject: Santa Barbara Beach
The first to the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier. There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan . The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends.
They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it. Every cross has the name, rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it.Very moving, very powerful. So many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has filed a suit to have all Military cross-shaped headstones removed
And that they filed another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress.
The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus's name in prayer thanks to the ACLU and our new administration.