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Discussion in 'Campfire Chat - General Discussions' started by CMWinkler, May 9, 2017.

  1. CMWinkler

    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Man wants Confederate statue removed from Lake Eola
    Statue has been by Lake Eola for 100 years
    By Vanessa Araiza - Reporter
    Posted: 5:19 PM, May 08, 2017 Updated: 6:35 PM, May 08, 2017

    ORLANDO, Fla. - For 100 years, the Confederate Memorial has stood by Lake Eola.

    But one man wants to see it moved.

    "With everything going on in the country, we don't need any more division," said Joseph LaFleur.

    More: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/man-wants-confederate-statue-removed-from-lake-eola
     

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    Smuggle my Dos Equis through the Wall, please.
     
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    Here we goagain.
     
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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    Orlando's Confederate statue will be repaired, moved from Lake Eola
    Posted By Monivette Cordeiro on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    The Orlando City Council came to a consensus Monday on Mayor Buddy Dyer's plan to repair the Confederate soldier statue that has stood at Lake Eola Park for 100 years and move it to Greenwood Cemetery.

    More: http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/...-statue-will-be-repaired-moved-from-lake-eola
     
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    Do you find it surprising that people want monuments removed?
     
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    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    People who are interested in history, yes. People seeking to make a modern political point, no.
     
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    I'm very interested in both history and making modern political points. ;-)
     
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    Then I suppose you must decide which one you think more important. By the way, I'm fine with this monument going to a Confederate Cemetery, though they, too are under attack. I'm often curious about what remembrance of the war will be like when all things Confederate have been so demonized and removed from sight. It will certain be interesting.
     
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    Do you know that this will be the second time it will be moved.the first time was in 1917.originally it was at the intersection of Central Blvd. And Magnolia Ave but was moved to its present location because it was a traffic hazzard.
     
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    CMWinkler Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    I had read that somewhere. The cemetery is an appropriate location, as was this park, frankly.
     
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    What war? Slavery ?? I have never heard of either...........



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    The cemetery is a fitting place that I have no objections to.there are two sections related to the civil war.one section has over 100 confederate Graves and the other section has almost 100 union graves.
    The Union section contains a monument erected by. The G.A.R..
    A notable in the Confederate section is William H.Jewel who served in the 21st. Misssissippi Infantry and later served on the staff of Lt.Gen.Wade Hampton.in the post war he was a member of the Florida legislator and was Mayor of Orlando from 1907 to 1910.
     
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    I am fine with it there as well, but as CW mentioned, Confederate Cemeteries are under sttack as well. Will it be moved again and again until finally placed out of sight in a warehouse or maybe even destroyed?

    The CBF was removed from the State House in Columbia and moved to a location on the state grounds by an agreed upon compromise, only to have that compromise broken and it was once again removed. The CBF was removed to the Confederate Relic Room where it was SUPPOSED to have been placed on display, but to this day it still remains hidden.


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    I grew up in O-town and still live in the area. It's not a big statue and Greenwood Cemetery is a great place for it. Lk. Eola is the main park in downtown Orando, no place for that statue there.
     
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    No place? Hasn't it actually been there for some time? Obviously there was, in fact, a place.
     
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    I also feel the Cemetery is a good location. Are there any other Confederate Monuments or any other monuments period in Lake Enola Park?


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    I was meaning in political terms.
     
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    The cemetery is owned by the city of Orlando so I would think this would be it's final resting place amongst the graves.if they wanted to remove it from there I guess they would have to move the GAR monument as well.
    They do have city sponsored night walks thru the cemetery which sell out very fast.
    There is also a commercial 2hr.ghost tour of the cemetery.
     

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