Remove statue honoring Confederate General Sterling Price from Springfield Nat'l Cemetery
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The statue honoring the Confederate Major General Sterling Price stands tall in Springfield's National Cemetery. Symbols honoring the traitorous Confederate Army should no longer have a place in our city. However, the preservation of historical artifacts is very important. We would love to visit the statue in one of the many fine museums in Springfield: Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, Springfield Art Museum, The History Museum for Springfield-Greene County, or any other appropriate museum. In this setting and context, the symbolism (glorification of a Confederate commander) would no longer be present. We ask that the statue be removed from this public space. Price was buried in St. Louis, therefore there is no need for a commemorative monument in a Springfield cemetery. The Confederacy stood for the perpetuation and preservation of slavery. Any symbols which glorify its commanders are an affront to the great people who died to end slavery in this country, and those who continue to suffer from its consequences today.
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