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A Federal judge has ruled that a 43-foot high cross at the top of the Mount Soledad National Veterans Memorial in San Diego must come down, because it is unconstitutional and violates the separation of church and state.

FOX's Will Carr has the story:

In 2006, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America and several residents got some help from the ACLU and sued. So the judge ruled the cross has to come down. The ACLU celebrated the decision, but visitors at the memorial have mixed feelings:

Visitors: "It's been a part of San Diego for such a long time and it's such a monument to the city. And so, I mean to remove it I think is being too overly politically correct." // "I'm sad it's coming down, but on the other hand, it's not a universal symbol."

The judge has ruled the cross has to come down in the next 90 days. Representatives for the memorial have said they do plan to appeal.

In Los Angeles, Will Carr, FOX News Radio.

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