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August 06, 2019

This week in Nashville, the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation tabled a motion to remove a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers. Despite multiple attempted vandalisms and the city's clear agenda to remove many vestiges of their own local history, a Tennessee law (Tennessee Heritage Protection Act) prevents the removal of historic statues without state approval. While the fate of the statue in Centennial Park remains to be seen, this is a great victory for preservationists. For now, the statue stands! 

July 24, 2019

In Charlottesville, Virginia, the iconoclastic radicals still refuse to accept a judge's decision to keep the Lee statue in its place. Last week, the monument was defiled with spray paint and the surrounding fence was knocked down. This is not only vandalism and destruction of private property, but a cost to the taxpayer as well.
However, the city's parks and recreation department has already cleaned up the mess, and the statue now stands clean and tall for public viewing and enjoyment. 

July 15, 2019

Last week, an appeals court made a ruling that blocked the city of Dallas, TX from removing a war memorial to Civil War soldiers and to also halt the sale of the famed Robert E. Lee statue. The future of both monuments remains in question, but this is a temporary victory for historic preservationists in the meantime. 

June 05, 2019

In a sad day for art, preservation, history, and culture, the city of Dallas, Texas has auctioned off arguably it's most iconic and prized piece of public art. The iconic state of Robert E. Lee stood as a tasteful expression of art and history for the public for over 80 years. 

May 29, 2020

In an unexpected move, the city of Dallas, Texas has decided to place a priceless relic of incredible art and history up for auction. Arguably one of the most striking public monuments in the entire state, the Lee statue will be tossed aside for marginal profit and given to the highest bidder. 

May 01, 2019

A Virginia judge ruled on Monday, 4.30, that it is illegal to remove any and all statues related to war or those who fought int them. This is a positive step in the right direction to protect our priceless history. 

December 27, 2018

Johann Batiste lays out the administrational chicanery that existed and still exists throughout the hierarchy of New Orleans' City Park. 

December 16, 2018

Vandalism, destruction of private/public property, unruly and uncivilized reactionaries..... Western civilization has seen this before. John Fund explains profound ramifications of the pathway that modern society has chosen for itself. 

December 03, 2018

In a continuation of reactionary extremism, UNC will continue to cave into intimidation and vandalism. At further cost to the university, administrators will attempt to move public art into private storage at a whopping cost of over $5 million dollars. Money that could be utilized on academics, facilities, and continuing education will now be spent on protecting art from extremists and political jacobins. 

August 12, 2018

The UDC has a time honored tradition of honoring our veterans, and fighting to preserve our past. Their legacy continues to this very day. 

July 26, 2018

More facts have come to light concerning the highly questionable motives and actions of those who run New Orleans largest public park. 

Time Capsule Located Under Beauregard Monument Unveiled

August 03, 2018

Under the observation of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, preservationists with the Louisiana State Museum reveal for the first time the contents within the time capsule located in the pedestal of the Beauregard Monument. 

April 03, 2018

Latoya Cantrell has shown signs of her willingness to work with historic preservationists in the ongoing monument debate. 

Monument Vandals Refuse To Stop At Confederacy, Now Targeting Memorials To African American Military Veterans

Removing New Orleans' Confederate monuments cost $2M-plus in public, private money

Poll: Two-thirds of Louisiana voters oppose removing Confederate monuments

Two-thirds of Louisiana voters oppose removing Confederate monuments

A Monumental Disgrace

“America has started the trend by taking down the greatest general ever, Robert E. Lee.”

Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments (NPR)

NPR Interview with Andres Young.

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Economic impact

Initial research focused on nine states where most Civil War tourism is concentrated: Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  

In five states—Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia—15 National Park Service-affiliated Civil War battlefields and historic sites attracted 

 15.8 million visitors

That spending supported: 
$151 million in income for local workers and business owners; 
5,150 local jobs; and  
$248 million in value added to the local economy  

Who spent nearly $442 million in communities close to those parks. 

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Monumental Task Committee

The MTC is a predominantly volunteer-run monument preservation organization that was founded in New Orleans in 1989. Our mission is to restore, repair and forever maintain all of the monuments located in the city. Members of our Board of Directors come from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, contributing decades of experience to our preservation efforts. As we move into our third decade of service we are excited about the possibilities that we can achieve with the help of our collaborators and supporters.

Save NOLA Heritage

Help us amend Section 9 of the New Orleans City Charter to prevent Mayors & City Council Members from removing Priceless Art without a Published Plan..... Removed art should be returned to the original organizations that donated them.... Per the charter, art should be used to educate. For example in 1856, Robert E. Lee wrote: "Slavery is a Moral and Political Evil." In 2017 Congress approved $500 Million to address Modern Day Slavery.

R.E. Lee Monument Association

P.O. BOX 58281

New Orleans LA 70158

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