Religious Liberty | Henry and Wanda Sandoz have endured years of controversy and court battles to keep a cross honoring World War I veterans standing in the Mojave Desert
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/08/12, 04:46 pm
It has been a decade since 68-year-old Wanda Sandoz last saw the 6-foot-tall pipe cross standing out in the sparse Mojave Desert Preserve in Cima, Calif., a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War I. She remembers when she used to pass by the landmark four times a day when she was a school bus driver.
“I loved seeing it there, and I’m glad that I’d already retired when the box went on it,” she said, referring to the plywood container that covered the cross for eight years before the entire symbol was stolen in 2010.