The municipal leaders of Lake Elsinore, Calif., decided they wanted to honor local veterans with a special monument in front of a local baseball stadium.
No problem there. The southern California city of about 51,000 people has produced its share of veterans, and giving them special recognition is a nice idea.
Unfortunately, the way the city chose to go about it was not so good. The original design was for a black granite marker depicting a soldier kneeling in front of a cross.