Confederate Statue to stay in Graham
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Confederate Statue to stay in Graham


WILL NOT BE TAKEN DOWN. A CONSTANT POLICE PRESENCE GUARDS A CONTROVERSIAL MONUMENT STANDING IN SPHRONT OF THE — IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE FOR MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS. THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SAY IF IT IS UP TO THEM IT WILL STAY HERE FOR AT LEAST A HUNDRED MORE. NO MATTER WHAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES, COMMISSIONERS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY DON’T HAVE ANY INTENTION TO GET RID OF THE STATUE. THEY AGREED ON THE POSITION LAST NIGHT DURING A PACKED COMMISSIONER’S MEETING. THE CONCERNED CITIZENS ARE CALLING FOR THE STATUE TO COME DOWN SAYING IT REPRESENTS RACIAL HATRED, BUT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE AT MONDAY NIGHT’S MEETING ALONG WITH A GROUP OF MORE THAN 1,000 WHO RALLIED OVER THE WEEKEND SAY REMOVING THE MEMORIAL WOULD DISHONOR THE MEN WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE CONFEDERACY. PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE SHARED THEIR CONCERNS WITH THE COMMISSIONERS. IT IS ABOUT HONORING THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN A CAUSE WHETHER IT WAS THE WINNING CAUSE OR THE LOSING CAUSE. YOU CAN POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND HOW AFRICAN-AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT THEIR STATUE. THE CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP HAS NOT MADE A FORMAL REQUEST TO HAVE THE MONUMENT REMOVED, BUT THEY SAY THEY PLAN TO SOON. THE GROUP BEHIND THE RALLY IS NOW ORGANIZING A VEHICLE PARADE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO RIDE THROUGH THE COUNTY

2 Comments

  • 350Scrambler

    A flag is a flag.  This flag is all about heritage of a region. 

    It only means hate in certain people's mind.  It is past time to get over it.

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