(SL) – History is like a marriage combined of good times and bad, for better or worse… but let’s be clear honoring those who suppressed and enslaved doesn’t deserve such loyalty. And with that being said, let death do us part.
Shall I be the next to yell “Timmmmmmberrr!” The statue of evil has crumbled to the grown. Traveling through various cities, you see pieces of history here there and everywhere and most write it off as just that. History. But some memories should’ve never been solidified in concrete, erected and paraded as a monument of pride. A part of Civil War history, yes. Worthy of concrete memories, no.
Following the announcement that a confederate statue will be removed from Charlottesville and the dismantling of a confederate statue in Durham, NC (by fed up residents), Gainesville Florida legally took the charge to fall next in line.
A monument dedicated to fallen Confederate soldiers that’s stood in downtown Gainesville, in front of the Alachua County Administration Building, for 113 years was brought down Monday and removed.
Nicknamed “Old Joe,”, the statue now stands in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Rochelle, southeast of Gainesville. A representative of the Kirby Smith Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was on hand, but declined to comment.