New Jersey town to remove veterans statue with Christian cross amid suit

ROSELLE PARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey town will remove a veterans memorial depicting a Christian cross following a lawsuit that it excludes non-Christian veterans. reports the Roselle Park borough council voted unanimously on Thursday to dismantle the statue outside the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library.

The statue depicts a soldier kneeling over a grave marked by a cross. Mayor Carl Hokanson bought it in July using his own money and had it installed on the library's front lawn.

The American Humanist Association along with Councilwoman-at-large Charlene Storey and her husband Gregory Storey sued the borough saying the cross represents a government endorsement of religion.

A borough attorney says the town hasn't received the complaint.


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