When I got back to Orlando, I asked my friend Erika of World's Largest Things Inc., if this 208 ft. cross was the largest in the U.S. This was her response:
"Gorgeous shot, but not the world's largest. But, this one's more attractive than the two gigantors in Groom, TX, and Effingham, IL, which seem to me to be build out of aluminum siding.See Groom: http://www.crossministries.net/and Effingham: http://thecross-photo.com/The_Cross_in_Effingham_Illinois.htm"
She went on to tell me that the folks in Effingham wanted theirs to be the largest, so they made it two feet taller than the Grooms cross, but still low enough so it wouldn't need a flashing red light for aircraft. Thanks to Erika's blog at http://worldslargestthings.blogspot.com/ for inspiring this blog.