Posted on November 13, 2020

Fairfax County Removes Confederate Monuments That Long Stood Outside Its Courthouse

Alec Snyder, CNN, November 11, 2020

A collection of Confederate monuments, markers and weaponry that has long stood outside the courthouse in Fairfax County, Virginia, is no longer on display.

Fairfax County Commissioner Jeff McKay confirmed the county has removed and will relocate the items in a tweet earlier this month.


“We started today with a Fairfax County that better reflects our values,” McKay said.

The relocation of the items occurred thanks to state legislation that passed earlier this year allowing Virginia localities to decide what to do with any monuments or memorials pertaining to war veterans, including those tied to the Confederacy. {snip}