Discussion Repaired statue of Confederate Soldier Reinstalled at Camp Chase

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Amen, as anyone who dies in the service to their country deserves honor. The individual soldier does not direct his nations political or military polices but simply serves as God gives him/her the light to see their duty.
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Who had to pay the bill for this restoration? Isnt there a bill out there that would require the vandal, if and when caught, to pay 3 times the cost? Sounds like a felony to me.
The bold warriors who so bravely and nobly tore down the statue did so in the dead of night and have never stepped forward to accept the applause of the masses for their courage in the face of oppression.

If you didn't know better, it would almost seem like they are cowards.
 
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The last paragraph of the article sums up pretty well in my mind the "remove Confederate symbols" question:

"Stephen Humphrey was walking past the cemetery along Sullivant Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Humphrey, a 53-year-old African American who lives in the Hilltop area, said removing the statue removes a part of history that reminds us where we come from.

“Racism is not a statue. It is not a flag,” Humphrey said.

“It won’t erase racism. It will erase the conversation.”
 

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Note: the article has been updated since my first post...The link should be the same.
Regarding who paid for it:
Tim Nosal, a spokesman for the VA National Cemetery Administration in Washington, D.C., said the Camp Chase cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and falls under the National Preservation Act of 1966, which establishes government-wide policies about responsible stewardship for historical properties.“It’s our responsibility to preserve its historic integrity,” Nosal said. And that meant restoring the statue.
The government hired McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin to restore the statue for $40,804, Nosal said.
 

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It does the heart good to see something "Confederate" portrayed in a positive mood. There's hope for this country yet (maybe)
We can only hope that this attitude carries over to the remaining statues and monuments, regardless of how those that want them removed feel.
I think it will depend on what each, individual, monument was erected for.

Camp Chase was erected in a cemetery to remember the fallen.

Ohters, not so much.

The citizens will have to decide on what message was being sent, to honor the passing of soldiers or to promote a cause.

Time will tell.

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