Posted on March 14, 2020

Petition to Protect Confederate Monument in Gloucester

Niko Clemmons, 13 News Now, March 11, 2020

Confederate monuments are at the center of controversy in Virginia, including in Hampton Roads.

The debate is growing over what to do with the more than 100-year-old memorial in Gloucester.

petition is circulating online asking the county board to pledge never to remove, relocate, contextualize, cover, or alter any Veterans Memorial in Gloucester.

The Virginia House and Senate passed legislation over the weekend that will now give localities the power to decide the fate of certain monuments. Legislation to remove memorials for war veterans now heads to Governor Ralph Northam. The Governor has said he supports giving localities control over the debate.

According to County Administrator Brent Fedors, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors does not currently have plans to discuss the topic.