By Jeremy Los
May 11, 2011 – The battle over the Mt. Soledad cross is being revamped recently as Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-San Diego) looks to protect the 41-foot cross atop the La Jolla landmark under his proposed War Memorial Protection Act. Language from the Act has now been included as a provision under the National Defense Authorization Act. Hunter's measure would allow for the preservation of war memorials that display religious symbols.
The full bill is expected to be heard tomorrow by the House Armed Services Committee during mark-up.