Mount Soledad cross gets facelift ahead of Memorial Day ceremony

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — If you’ve been to Mount Soledad lately, you probably noticed a total makeover for the cross, just in time for Memorial Day.

It’s the most talked about veterans memorial in San Diego, not only because of spectacular views, but decades of lawsuits to tear down the cross.

On Thursday, the lawsuits appeared to be over after the property was purchased by the Mount Soledad Association.

Even though the cross has gotten most of the attention, it’s fire and foremost a memorial for veterans.

Hundreds of shiny plaques line the walls, some of them rather famous like Ronald Reagan, actor Cliff Robertson and Bob Hope, the only non-military member here.

Two of the latest plaques on the wall have nothing to do with celebrities.

Tyron Wood and Glen Daugherty lost their lives during the attacks in Benghazi.

So the theme is set, the plaques have been shined and the fresh makeover for the cross has been completed.

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