This letter will serve as a formal request from this voter, along with many others, that the subject of the war memorial be finally put to rest. Over 80 percent of Mathews County voted to leave the monument where it is; that should be the end of it.
No one, on any board of supervisors, should try and neutralize that vote. The war memorial has been in its current location for decades. It is just that—a war memorial—not just for the Civil War, but all the conflicts since. Thousands upon thousands of Civil War dead were buried in mass graves. The family members of these individuals have no final resting place to visit. This monument gives them that place.
As a fairly new resident of the county, I find it amazing that the location, not being a major issue for years, only became one after the big “woke” movement started. I don’t care what the current board needs to do—sell that tiny parcel that the monument sits on, or lease it for the next 200 years to th...
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