Confederate memorial owners undeterred by recent removals

RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — The recent destruction of memorials to Confederate leaders since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis hasn’t deterred the operators of a memorial to the Confederate president visible from Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Washington. The Columbian reports community conversation about the tribute in Jefferson Davis Park has repeatedly resurfaced since the park was installed on private property in 2007. Sons of Confederate Veterans Pacific NW Commander Rick Leaumont said he thinks people who are upset and making demands are in the minority. NAACP Vancouver President Bridgette Fahnbulleh said she doesn’t understand honoring people who wanted to keep people in slavery.

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