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Debbie Weir, a retired attendee, said the monument stands for everything her ancestors endured, adding that she enjoyed people from different states coming together “to prove that we are one nation.”
“It’s always a good day when Confederates come together,” Weir said.
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The Alabama State Conference National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently issued a statement opposing the scheduled unveiling.
“The United States of America has many symbols, such as the American Flag, that unify and identify all Americans as a “United People.” Confederate symbols and monuments are offensive to far too many citizens, especially Blacks/People of African Descent. The historical meaning, intent, and outright disrespect noted in these Confederate symbols and monuments re-ignite the negative history and memories associated with them. Thus, it is in this current ‘State of Human Affairs and Race Relations’ that the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP is opposed to the upcoming scheduled and announced unveiling of another Monument to Confederate Soldiers.”
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