ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A southwest Virginia county lately rededicated two Confederate monuments after relocating them from a downtown courthouse garden to make manner for building.
A ceremony was held Friday at a brand new park in Abingdon that was paid for by group donations, the Bristol Herald-Courier reported. One marker honors native Civil War generals. The different is a statue of a soldier holding a rifle.
The dedication included an honor guard and a gun salute, in accordance with TV station WCYB, with s ome attendees wearing interval apparel.
Many communities throughout Virginia have been eradicating Confederate monuments because the General Assembly gave them the power to take action in 2020.
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