"Today's my birthday and I think it'll be a very good day," says Mason.
A Pastor from Minnesota, Bill Mantel, has been building 24-foot-tall crosses since 2008.
"It was on my heart with the 150th Anniversary of Antietam to come here and put up a cross to give God glory," says Pastor Mantel.
He built the first one near his home in Minnesota and his most recent on all the way in Israel. Now he's digging Maryland dirt for the first time.
"Bill was excited in how God networked them both together and it started because he was one of the people who would come on the devotion and read it every morning," says his wife, Pastor Carol Mantel.
Pastor Bill broke his neck in a terrible car accident in 1994 and says he had to spend five days out of the week for five years in a warm rehabilitation pool.
"While still under these medications I went to South Africa and there, a man there by the name of Angus Bucket prayed for me and that's when Jesus healed me of all that pain," says Pastor Bill.
That's also when he started planting crosses like the one near the Clara Bee on Sharpsburg Pike. It's the 41st one in the world. Pastor Bill says he wants to plant a cross in every single state and country.
He says, "1 Corinthians 1:18 says for the power of the cross is what we are all about, but for those people who don't understand it, it's mere foolishness."
Click Here to check out Pastor Bill's website Christian Cyber Ministries.