Skip to comments.Virginia city renames burial site of Stonewall Jackson
Posted on 09/04/2020 7:11:02 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
A Virginia city has officially renamed the cemetery where Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson is buried.
The city council in Lexington voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a law changing the name of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery to Oak Grove Cemetery, news outlets reported.
The Civil War general, who owned slaves and fought to defend the practice, was buried in the cemetery more than 150 years ago.
Officials faced calls from community members in June to change the name and remove all other monuments and places honoring Confederate figures within city limits, as communities around the world faced similar demands to address racist legacies during demonstrations against racial injustice.
The council voted unanimously in July to change the name and moved forward with the change even after receiving hundreds of comments demanding the decision be reversed, The Roanoke Times said.
Councilman Chuck Smith said the effect on tourism would likely be negligible" and added that supporting the racist legacy of Jackson would be "unacceptable and indefensible.
Visitors interested in Jackson dont come for the sign, they come for the man, he said. Jackson owned slaves and fought for slavery
Memorializing Jackson in a Lexington city cemetery announces to everyone that the city and its residents support Jackson and what he stood and fought for.
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Globally? I doubt that.
gooooood. maybe now they will stop rioting.,.lets see.
He didnt fight to defend the practice.
What a bunch of ignorant scumbags trying to beat on America all they can.
Chuck Smith is a Republican!
Northern liberals destroyed Lexington
” Memorializing Jackson in a Lexington city cemetery announces to everyone that the city and its residents support Jackson and what he stood and fought for.”
Honest, I have never heard that announcement.
Actually I was directly referring to the media.
But yes, there are plenty Repubs who bend the knee (which is actually a sign of submission, athlete morons).
Now the same with erasing our history--you cannot, good bad or indifferent--by today's standards--history cannot be erased; it is what happened, truth cannot be nullified according to your whims and desires. What will you replace all those statues, monuments, names, and all else comprising the panoply of our past? No answer......
This crap is so out of hand......send these vermin to other countries like China if they want to see REAL oppression...let them go over there and riot.....please
If anyone goes to visit the site they should ensure it effects tourism by spending their funds outside the city limits.
When I worked in the medical diagnostics business, I remember there being a Stonewall Jackson Hospital there. Is that next for a name change?
General Jackson was born in one of the counties of Virginia which seceded from the Old Dominion to form West Virginia.
Bet the wokesters never knew that!
Last year they renamed Bostons Dudley Square,named after a former governor,to Nubian Square.
Because the blacks wanted it changed,thats why.
If these people have their way they will eventually through the machinations of the W&L commies force the Lee crypt to be dismantled and the remains of R E Lee, his father Light horse Harry and the rest be buried elsewhere in obscurity just as Gimo Franco was. This may come sooner than you think.
Asininity squared right there. Orwell had it nailed.
I have a son possibly attending VMI next fall as a rat
So have the Homofascists apologized yet for bowing down to Stonewall every year for roughly 50 years?
Jackson was from West Virginia, he opposed slavery, taught his seven or eight slaves to read in contravention of Virginia law (saying nobody had the right to forbid people to be able to read the bible); worked in the fields side by side with them, and hired a free black man to be his groom during the war.
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