Confederate monument unveiling in Alabama

As Confederate monuments and statues come down across the country, a new one is about to be unveiled in Alabama.
The unknown Alabama Confederate soldiers monument sits in Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Crenshaw County, south of Montgomery.
It honors soldiers who were killed in war and whose bodies didn’t make it home to their families. The man behind it says the monument doesn’t represent hate, but rather preservation of heritage and history.
Two hundred people are expected at the unveiling ceremony Sunday afternoon. Confederate Veterans Memorial Park Owner David Coggins said, “It’s very important to all of us that we honor our fore fathers, everybody, not just Confederates, but everybody.”
The Alabama NAACP disagrees, writing: “The historical meaning, intent, and outright disrespect noted in these Confederate symbols and monuments reignite the negative history and memories associated with them. This was clearly evidenced when violence erupted with white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and others in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia.”

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