So I was at the gym this morning after work and I saw on CNN that they were talking about Camp Pendleton, CA. For those of you who are familiar with the base they were talking about the Camp Horno cross. I didn't get to see the full news about it but from what I was able to get from it is an atheist group is demanding the Marine Corps base take the cross down because it endorses Christianity? Total complete BS! I was there in Camp Horno from 2007 - 2010 and you can barely see the cross unless you point it out. That cross is WWWAAAYY up there and it is a PAIN IN THE ASS to get up there. Few of you know what I am talking about if you've ever been up there. I've done a couple platoon runs up there along with company humps. It's not a walk in the park. They don't know what that cross represents. What it means to us fellow Marines.
Back in late 2007 the cross got burnt down due to the fire season and later was rebuilt by Marines and Sailors carrying (2) huge logs up there(article says 2008 but they are wrong..I was part of RCT-1 and was there when it got put back up).
I am not Christian and every time I go up to the cross or see it, it does not bother me at all. Why do scum bags try to stick their nose in somewhere that doesn't belong?
Feel free to discuss and if this thread does blow up(I doubt it will) please let's try not to get it locked up. It just hit a spot in me when I saw the news at the gym and felt I had to post. Sorry if it's a re-post.
Video of RCT-1 putting it back up. I see some familiar faces
EDIT Feel free to throw in your .02 even if you didn't serve. Open discussion.
Link to the article I found doing a google search