Return the Plaques honoring UVA's Confederate dead to the Rotunda!
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We, the undersigned petition the University of Virginia Board of Visitors to return the plaques that were removed from the Rotunda on Sunday, September 17th as they were originally displayed since their original placement.
These plaques honor University students who were killed in one of the most difficult periods of our nations history. By removing them UVA has disrespected these men, their descendants, and those who have attended and will attend UVA by setting a precedent in removing plaques/markers to the dead.
History must be displayed and memorials must be left where our ancestors placed them for current and future generations to learn from them. Monuments and memorials should not be placed in museums or put away to only be pulled out when someone wants go looking for them. That is an injustice to the struggle that made us who we are as a nation.
The current phase of Southern or Confederate eradication is snowballing and is setting a bad precedent for the future. Now it's the South, next it will be Christians.
Please restore the plaques in their original condition immediately.
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