Relocate a Confederate Soldier plaque from our Jefferson County Courthouse.
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As a citizen of Jefferson County West Virginia, it is troubling to see a plaque honoring Confederate soldiers posted on our county courthouse building! This petition is simply asking that the plaque, described in this recent Washington Post article, be removed from public's passive display and peacefully relocated to a museum or other appropriate place where such history belongs.
Jefferson County is rich in history from Harpers Ferry National Park, to our county seat of Charles Town, named after George Washington's brother, to Shepherdstown, home of Shepherd University. While the Washington Post article points out several citizen observations (no equivalent Union solider plaque, Courthouse was destroyed by Confederate soldiers), it was the response from the Commission that too was troubling. The Commission denied the peaceful request, cited a "radical minority", and then scrapped a citizen committee to further study the issue.
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