Gettysburg Is Keeping Confederate Monuments, Says National Park Service

Now this is what America wants to hear! Finally, someone has stepped up for history, and it’s the National Park Service.

As monuments, confederate and otherwise, are torn down, defaced and removed from all over the country, Gettysburg will keep their monuments as a testament to history.

The Daily Mail has the story.

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National Park Service at Gettysburg say they will not remove confederate monuments at the battlefield

Officials with the NPS say that the decision was made in order to preserve the historical and objective imporatnce of the site 

Decision comes in wake of violence at Charlotteville, VA on Saturday

The Gettysburg battlefield has more than 1,300 monuments

Thirty are dedicated to Confederate states, military units and individuals

Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield.

Katie Lawhon, senior adviser for the park service’s Gettysburg battlefield office, told the Reading Eagle the site-specific memorials are important, and the park service’s job is to historically and objectively tell the stories the monuments commemorate.

… About 3.7 million tourists visit the area each year, according to a nonprofit that promotes tourism in the county. 

It’s about remembering history.

Not all of history is pleasant, but erasing it isn’t the answer.

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