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City takes down 79 Memorial Day crosses because of one complaint

Residents of Hiram, Georgia are now upset with city managers for overreacting

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Crosses placed in a field to remember fallen soldiers for Memorial Day in Hiram, Georgia, were quickly taken down after a single complaint.

Seventy-nine white, handmade crosses were placed along State Highway 92 as part of the city's Memorial Day plans. They represented the number of soldiers from Paulding County, Georgia, that lost their lives in battle.

But the crosses were quickly removed after one person complained about them to city hall, questioning whether all the soldiers who died were Christians, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Mayor Teresa Philyaw said the crosses were never meant to be religious.

"It was never about religion, it was just to honor them," she said. "We wanted to make sure that they weren't forgotten."

This article continues at [CBN] City Removes Crosses Honoring Fallen Soldiers after One Complaint

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