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Thursday, September 20, 2018

church and state

american flag, church, cross

Gary Rehak, of Johnston, R.I., a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, holds a flag in front of a memorial to fallen soldiers from World War I and II that features a cross, behind left, in Woonsocket, R.I., Thursday, April 26, 2012. The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine this month saying the Christian cross on a 1921 monument on city property is unlawful because it violates the constitutional principle of separation of church and state. Rehak opposes the removal of the cross. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)