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Virginia board considers restoring names
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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/19/2022 9:54:03 PM

A Virginia board is considering restoring the names of two schools which were originally named for Confederate generals but changed in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd. The Shenandoah County School Board in 2020 voted to change Stonewall Jackson High School to Mountain View High School and Ashby-Lee Elementary School to Honey Run Elementary School. But in the two years since, community members—especially alumni—have expressed opposition to the name changes, school board member Cynthia Walsh told NBC News. More than 4,000 people have signed a petition to change the names back, Vice Chair Dennis Barlow said at a board meeting, where the issue was discussed at length


Put the statues back up too while you're at it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Omen55 5/19/2022 9:57:08 PM (No. 1160473)
Defend your history & make dem history.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 5/19/2022 9:58:18 PM (No. 1160474)
Stonewall Jackson was a real hero, regardless of their claims. I don't know anything about the other.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 5/19/2022 10:16:24 PM (No. 1160489)
Give them five stars. You can't change history by changing a name or tearing down a statue. If it gives a few dolts anxiety, so much the better.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Catherine 5/19/2022 10:58:09 PM (No. 1160511)
Excellent idea. And then make sure it's protected from the animals who like to destroy our history because we know the air will fill with screams of racism. All statues need to be replaced.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross 5/19/2022 11:04:02 PM (No. 1160516)
Then fire/recall/vote out everybody who pushed for the name changes to begin with.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/19/2022 11:16:13 PM (No. 1160524)
Too many Demonrats moved South after destroying "Yankeeland." Now they expect to eliminate the history of the Confederacy and the pride therein. Arrogant punks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Stencil 5/20/2022 12:46:16 AM (No. 1160558)
Truly, 2; truly. My we cross the water and rest under the shade . . .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DW626 5/20/2022 4:47:12 AM (No. 1160608)
Do it! And do it NOW!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: udanja99 5/20/2022 9:44:31 AM (No. 1160816)
#2, they are Turner Ashby, a Confederate Cavalry officer and Robert E. Lee. (Hubby is a Civil War historian.)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 5/20/2022 11:54:15 AM (No. 1160958)
Thanks, #9. I didn't realize it was two generals, thought it was a hyphenated general that I had not heard of. Having had a big piece of my elementary schooling in Virginia, and also my parents living in central Va much later, I learned Virginia History in school, and then visited the nearby Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields several times over the years, spending many hours following the course of the battles. "Jackson has lost his left arm, but I have lost my right." from memory, what Lee said about Jackson being wounded, unfortunately by a Confederate soldier in the left arm, which was amputated but he died anyway given the poor medical care of the era.
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