An out-of-state group is demanding a Florida city remove a cross from city hall that stands as a tribute to veterans. 

The wooden cross inside Longwood City Hall bears the words, "We will never forget their sacrifices," and used to be part of a traveling Vietnam War memorial.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, however, argues the Christian symbol should not be in a government building. 

The Wisconsin-based group, which says many veterans are members, says the tribute could just as easily be placed on a non-religious statue or picture. 

Longwood Mayor Joe Durso is not backing down.

"It's a historical honor that was bestowed on those folks, so we believe it has every right to be in city hall," he said, adding that the cross was donated to the city by a local veteran. 

Watch the report above from FOX 35 Orlando.


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