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How about this for a compromise in the debate over the statue? Chisel out the word “Confederate” and substitute “American” so that it reads “In Memory of the American soldiers of Loudoun County, Va. erected May 28, 1908.”  The soldier himself is a generic young white Virginia male, not a specific person like Robert E Lee. We know that brothers fought brothers so the similarity is accurate. No other item on the statue mark it as either CSA or USA. Americans did fight on both sides. If necessary, perhaps the last line could be changed to “corrected November 2017.” No other change is needed.

David Williams



Add the word American after Confederate!

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