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Reidsville Confederate Monument--Let's Get It Put Back

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The city's most notable landmark, Reidsville Confederate Monument was in pieces on the morning of May 23, 2011 after a vehicle accident. A delivery van collided with the town's Confederate Soldiers Monument around 4:30 a.m. that day. It knocked the stone soldier off his base and embedded his head in the van. The monument had stood proudly for all of the Confederate soldiers who had died in the Civil War in the center of a traffic circle at the intersection of Scales Street and Morehead Street near the center of town for over 101 years. On June 08, the Reidsville City Council heard from citizens and 20 affirmed the return of the monument and only a few were against the return of the monument and the Reidsville City Council stated in Aug. 2011 not to repair and replace the monument on its base where it resided for nearly 101 years. The citizens of Reidsville (who are for the return of the Reidsville Confederate Monument) are seemingly helpless in their plight and need help to get something done. It is very sad to watch as 'history' is knocked down; removed; defaced in the form of the monuments, way markers and battlegrounds slowly fade into the landscape and replaced with modern and cold structures which do not have anything to do with one's heritage or history. Would you please help them to get the Reidsville Confederate Monument returned....this heritage and history of the soldiers who left their homes to support this cause during the Civil War for the South were protecting their homes; their families and much, much more. Let's not let this Reidsville Confederate Monument end up in a landfill because no one stepped up!!!


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