VA removed battlefield crosses from cemeteries. Now there's a law to protect them.

ABBIE BENNETT
JANUARY 08, 2020 - 9:31 AM

This story was originally published on Oct. 29. 2019 at 10:55 a.m. It was updated on Nov. 13, 2019 and Jan. 8, 2020 at 9:31 a.m.

Battlefield crosses, which usually include boots, rifle and helmet, at national cemeteries in Ohio, Illinois and Michigan were removed two years ago from Department of Veterans Affairs cemeteries after a VA employee interpreted a policy to prohibit displays of weapons. 

Veterans and other advocates pushed back on the decision, alleging the VA  staffer misunderstood the policy or was ignorant of the iconic marker. ...