HONOR VETERANS! KEEP THE WAR MEMORIAL TO THE CONFEDERATE DEAD IN ORLANDO
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American history is a melting pot comprised of many peoples and many cultures. In 1911 and later in 1917, Orlando acknowledged this by installing a War memorial to the citizen-soldiers from the area purchased by local citizens, and the Annie Coleman Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The keynote speech at the dedication ceremony was the Florida attorney general, would later become Governor of Florida and U.S. Senator. An Orlando mayor and former mayor were in attendance. The property on which the Memorial sits was donated by a Confederate Veteran, Jacob Summerlin.
But now, a radical group who seem to wish to ERASE this part of history under the hypocritical mantra of love and diversity is demanding the historic Veterans memorial must go.
How yesterday's veterans are treated today signals to future generations how today's veterans will be treated tomorrow.
Moving the monument to a cemetery says: 1. "When we said we'd never forget - we really didn't mean it"; and 2. "After you're dead and gone and not able to defend yourself, your service and sacrifice is subject to second guessing."
Moving the Historical War Memorial to Local Soldiers from its position in pubic view is disrespectful....and subjects the statue to potential vandalism where it is 'out out of public sight".
KEEP THE WAR MEMORIAL IN ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE...where the City agreed to put it 103 years ago.
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