Thursday, June 8, 2006 | I am a 68-year old retired Navy Air Force Veteran. I served on the USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) in VF-112 (of Miramar) in 1958-1959 in the Taiwan Straits defending the Republic of China from the bombing of the Quemoy Matsu Islands of Taiwan by the Communist Red China. Additionally, I served three campaigns in Vietnam 1965-1967.
If you watched “Saving Private Ryan,” you would see thousands of crosses on the graves in the cemeteries of those Americans who gave their lives fighting for us in Europe.
The cross at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial at San Diego, which represents veterans of all religions, has been ordered taken down by a single human being.
Tearing down our veteran’s cross is tearing down the last fringe and vestige of our freedom under the First Amendment. It is a symbol of our once great, moral, and just country.
Judges in our country have usurped the powers of the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch The Judicial Branch has become the all powerful branch. They cancel laws voted in by the people and they make laws not voted in by the people. They cancel our Bill of Rights.
San Diegans, I am respectfully asking your help to save our cross at our Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial. The veteran’s cross on Mount Soledad is sacred, the most cherished, most precious, and most loved veteran’s cross in our country.
The USS Ticonderoga Veterans Association just had a reunion in San Diego this week and some of our members who attended were disabled survivors of the kamikaze attacks on the TICO in WWII. Hundreds were killed and wounded. We veterans have fought many wars to defend our rights to have crosses. Please help save our San Diego Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial cross. Thank you.