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White Cross World War I Memorialloupe
Cima Road
Nipton
CA
USA
92364

The Mojave Cross was erected in 1934 on Sunset Rock in the Mojave National preserve as a memory to those who were killed in action during World War I.

The memorial was closed in 2002 after court rulings declared it illegal because of separation of church and state constitutional concerns. On April 28, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Salazar v. Buono in a 5–4 decision that sent the case back to a lower court. The high court ruled there was no violation of the separation of church and state when Congress transferred the land surrounding the cross to a veterans group. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, "The goal of avoiding governmental endorsement [of religion] does not require eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm". 

In April 2012, a land exchange to privatize the area -- transferring it to the Veterans of Foreign Wars -- was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. On November 11, 2012, the cross was rededicated by local citizen Henry Sandoz in a Veterans Day ceremony.

 
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Grove of Remembranceloupe
Freedom Blvd at Buena Vista Dr
Freedom
CA
USA
95019

A sliver of land along a busy highway near Watsonville holds an old memorial, dedicated on January 1, 1919. It is a grove of live oak trees, fronted by a large sandstone monolith. Embedded in the face of the monolith is a brass marker, which reads, in part:

Under the leadership of the American Legion, the people of the Pajaro Valley have dedicated this grove of remembrance in loving memory of their sons who gave their lives in the service of their country, 1917-1919.

 
Watsonville Union High School Veterans Memorialloupe
East Beech St and Lincoln St
Watsonville
CA
USA
95076

This memorial stone includes plaques dedicated to veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The plaque dedicated to World War I veterans reads:

Men Die O Liberty That Thou Endurs

Joseph Rebeiro - Lester Rowe - 1918 - Reuben Silva - William Sullivan

 
Battle Born: Memorial to Nevada's Fallen Warriorsloupe
101 Carson St
Carson City
NV
USA
89701

Set on the Nevada State Capitol grounds and dedicated on November 9, 2018, The Battle Born Memorial is a sanctuary where the stories of Nevada's heroes’ can be shared and remembered. Etched for eternity, the monument bears the name of every fallen warrior from the Silver State as an everlasting memorial to their service and ultimate sacrifice.

 

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