Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sale of Mt. Soledad Memorial Site To Private Organization Completed

The  Mt. Soledad Memorial Association announced this week that it has completed the purchase from the Defense Department of the half-acre parcel on Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California, on which the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is located. It said in part:
The sales price was $1.4 million with the all-cash transaction completed on Friday, July 17. It follows the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, signed into law by Congress and signed by the President of the United States in December 2014, calling for the sale of the property by the federal government to the Association.
The sale apparently ends the dispute-- in litigation for over 25 years-- over the constitutionality of the 43 foot high cross that is the centerpiece of the memorial.