Geri McCaleb

Grand Haven coast
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in case about whether a West Michigan community can put up a cross on public land.

For decades, the city of Grand Haven would convert an existing monument into a cross and erect it over a stadium for summer concerts. But the courts ruled that was an illegal endorsement of religion.

Geri McCaleb, the mayor of Grand Haven, says many residents wanted to keep the tradition of raising the cross alive.