Bill Introduced To Confirm Use of Religious Symbols At Military Memorials

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a bill confirming the use of religious symbols at military memorials. It was also voting on legislation to order that a prayer issued by Franklin Roosevelt on D-Day be installed at the World War II memorial in Washington.

The first bill would write into law existing practice of allowing display of religious symbols at military memorials and cemeteries. It was introduced by Rep. Duncan Hunter, a San Diego Republican, in response to a federal court decision a year ago that a 43-foot cross at St. Soledad Veterans Memorial in nearby La Jolla was unconstitutional.

The other bill, expected to pass later in the day, would direct the Interior Secretary to install a plaque of inscription with the FDR prayer to the nation on June 6, 1944.