Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 8:55 am in Crosses.
A caravan of military supporters is en route to Lafayette this morning to protest a hillside war memorial that’s gained national attention.
The Sacramento-based group Move America Forward is stopping at the Deer Hill Road crosses as part of its cross-county trip from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.
The group is scheduled to arrive in Lafayette at around 10 a.m.
The Crosses of Lafayette have been at the center of controversy since they were erected on a privately-owned hillside across the Lafayette BART station in November.
Supporters of the war in Iraq say the crosses representing members of the military killed in Iraq is a shameful tribute to the troops.
The Contra Costa Times will be blogging live from the event.
– Malaika Fraley