Michigan council member decries inclusion of ‘the gun’

The battlefield cross has been around since Civil War days to honor the fallen.

A Milford, Michigan, veterans’ group is up in arms after a proposal to place a memorial containing a battlefield cross – a military helmet and dog tags atop a semiautomatic rifle mounted on boots – was deemed too pro-violence by the local council.

The battlefield cross dates back to Civil War days as a stark reminder of the sacrifices of fallen soldiers.

Fox News reported Bear Hall, the chairman of the Friends of American Veterans in Milford, wanted to place a sculpture of the iconic image at the end of a walkway to an existing veterans’ memorial. But some on the local council deemed it inappropriate.

“THere was some concern from a couple of members regarding the specific memorial that’s proposed. Specifically, the gun,” said Milford Village Manager Christian Wuerth, to the Detroit Free Press. “They understood the history and meaning of it. They just didn’t feel it was appropriate for that specific location.”

Councilman Tom Nader was one who opposed the memorial.

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