Bladensburg Peace Cross

From the Editor: No Peace for the Peace Cross

December 21, 2017

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — Uncertainty seems to have been cemented into the foundations of the Peace Cross. Construction of the concrete and rose granite World War I memorial began in 1919, but was halted in 1922 due to lack of funding. Later that year, the commissioners of Bladensburg deeded the [read more]

Protesters want war memorial to stay

June 10, 2014

BY KATY CARL — On May 31, hundreds of area residents gathered at the Bladensburg Peace Cross in a demonstration against a lawsuit claiming that the 1925 war memorial violates the First Amendment’s ban on government-run religion. The monument stands at the junction of Routes 1 and 450, near [read more]