Letter: Sad day for our community if statue moved
I am writing this concerning the possibility of moving the statue, “Fame.”
I cannot understand in any way why there is all this controversy over an angel holding a Confederate soldier, whether the soldier is dead or alive.
The statue has been here all my life. When I was a young man working at the Capitol Theater on West Innes, I would look at the angel and feel a sense of love and protection for me and my family.
Whoever vandalized the statue has definitely not gone unnoticed. A higher power saw the person’s actions. What did the childish acts prove? Absolutely nothing, just very childish.
How can anyone feel that moving the statue will accomplish anything? This is history. I am so thankful for the daughters of the Confederacy and the private property, that the statue is on. If we as a community allow this and don’t wake up, what else will the radical people want to change?
This is a sad day. Prayers are needed for our community.
I never thought I would ever live to see these senseless acts.
As far as race or gender, how can an angel holding a Confederate soldier cause such condemnation when nothing but love is shown.
What a sad day for our community to argue over a statue when there are so many other needs in our area.
— Howard Doby
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