Let's get the word out! An anonymous veteran (silver star recipient) has offered a $100,000 reward to locate the criminals who stole the Mojave Cross.
The donation was announced by Family Security Matters - for whom I am a contributing editor. From the press release:
“Family Security Matters is honored, on behalf of an anonymous U.S. Military wounded veteran – a recipient of the Silver Star Medal – to announce this reward,” said Carol Taber, President of Family Security Matters. “We are confident that our donor’s generosity will help to bring the criminals to justice and that the message rings loud and clear: we will never allow such a vile crime that defiles the memory our nation’s war dead to stand. Not now, not ever.”
Earlier this week, the memorial was stolen from its longtime perch in California’s Mojave Desert. It was first erected 75 years ago as a memorial in honor of America’s World War I veterans and became known as a symbol to honor all veterans who have served their country. Less than two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court order, returning the case to the District Court, and thus enabling the symbol to stay on federal land for now.
Let's spread the word so these criminals may be brought to justice, and that the Cross may be returned to its rightful place.
Family Security Matters has established a tip hotline and a private email address for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of this crime. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-528-4665 or to email at [email protected] To contribute, click the Mojave Desert War Memorial Fund at this URL: https://www.familysecuritymatters.org/donate/donate.asp