House passes bill by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter allowing religious symbols at war memorials


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 DDay 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 Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in nearby La Jolla was unconstitutional.