Story about the cross in Kole Kole Pass, Hawaii.
The cross in Kole Kole Pass on Schofield Barracks Army Post in Hawaii is no more. Several things caused it’s demise. Among those was the fact that the Army estimated it would cost about $60,000 to maintain the cross this year.
It has been dismantled and replaced by an 80 foot flag pole from which flies an American flag that measures 38 feet by 20 feet.
Shortly after the end of WW II a 25 foot wooden cross was erected in the Pass and then in 1962 at a cost of $4,413, this metal cross was built.
The Hawaiian Citizens for the Separation of State and Church had filed a suit to have the cross removed saying that since it was built with taxpayers money it was in violation of the separation of church and state.