Satanic monument to be added to Veteran's Memorial Park

- The Veteran's Memorial Park in Belle Plaine is about to get a new addition, an unintended consequence of a free speech debate.

A satanic monument will be added to the tributes. The Freedom of Religion Foundation threatened to sue over a statue that featured a soldier praying over a grave marked with a cross.

The cross was removed before the City Council created a limited public forum for free speech honoring veterans, allowing it to be reinstalled.

The memorial from the Satanic Temple in Salem, Mass. will feature a black cube with inverted pentagrams, a soldier's helmet, and a plaque honoring veterans killed in battle.

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