SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Officials at Shaw Air Force Base have decided the best place for a Nativity scene is next to the installation's chapel.
Air Force First Lieutenant Earon Brown says a military chaplain blessed the scene after volunteers put it on the chapel grounds, where it has been in previous years.
Last week, volunteers put the Nativity near a lake where a tree-lighting ceremony was to be held.
But it was removed after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained to the Air Force that it was too secular and represented only one faith group.
Brown says base officials are asking any other faith-based or secular groups who want to put up their own holiday display to coordinate with the base chaplain staff.