BELLE PLAINE, Minn. (KMSP) - 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.