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POV | Where should the Confederate monument go?

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Back in May, I said that because the Confederate monument near U of L is a memorial to people, not politics, it shouldn't be removed from its current site. But now that city leaders have decided differently, it appears the monument will indeed be moved to a spot deemed more appropriate.

But the decision as to where to move it has yet to be made. 

While the proposals to move it to another Kentucky city are well-intentioned, I think the monument should remain in the Louisville area. I understand why many in the University of Louisville community saw it as an awkward presence on their campus, but the original donors clearly intended it to be in Louisville - not Brandenburg or Perryville - and completely moving it from Jefferson County seems a betrayal of their wishes.

Some speakers at yesterday's public meeting on the subject would still like to do away with it entirely. But remembering the people who died in the Southern cause is far different than pledging allegiance to Confederate principles, and destroying it would be too much like destroying the gravestones of Confederate soldiers.

Assuming they'd accept it, moving the monument to Cave Hill Cemetery, which is already the final resting place of hundreds of Union and Confederate soldiers, seems the best idea to me.

But where do you think it should go? Call and tell us.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.

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