A Cultural Landscape Position on War Monuments
STACH pllc - Preservation Through Design
The debate concerning our nation’s war monuments, particularly those representing confederate units has reached a fervor pitch. The thoughtful consideration of whether these historic monuments should remain in-situ, receive additional interpretive context, or be removed and relocated, has been replaced by carte blanche recommendations for the removal of all confederate monuments.* These requests are understandably drawn in response to recent events and are intended to limit racial divisiveness and defuse the co-opting of historic sites by hate groups. Before any policy affecting the future of these historic features is entertained, we support consideration of the following truths.