Current Conditions

Cloudy
8.2°C

Virginia military college to keep its Confederate statues

September 12, 2017 - 2:38 PM

LEXINGTON, Va. - A Virginia military college has decided to keep its Confederate statues but consider adding more historical context in light of a violent white nationalist rally last month.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the board of the Virginia Military Institute met Tuesday and decided to keep its statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and another meant to honour VMI cadets who fought and died for the Confederacy.

VMI Board of Visitors President John William Bowland suggested adding a plaque to honour cadets who fought for the Union.

A number of Virginia communities, including Richmond, are debating what to do with Confederate monuments and other symbols since the rally in Charlottesville that descended into deadly violence.

___

Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
The Associated Press

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile