Veterans memorial at the center of Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments today in a case that could affect veterans memorials across the country. The case, Salazar v. Buono, involves a dispute between a former National Park Service employee who objects to a cross honoring veterans located on federal land.

The 5-8 foot tall cross has been in place for 75 years at Sunrise Rock, a small outcrop in the Mojave National Preserve in California. The cross honors WWI soldiers and is at the center of Easter services that have been held in the area for decades, according to the Associated Press.

Frank Buono, a practicing Catholic, is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. Buono sued after the Park Service refused the placement of a Buddhist memorial in the area.

The cross has been covered in plywood, pending the outcome of the case. Veterans groups can be found defending both sides of the case, however, the Obama administration does not believe Buono had standing to file suit.

Read more about the Salazar v. Buono case.