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Rockville Leaders to Discuss County-Owned Confederate Monument

Rockville’s Mayor and Council will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. on July 20th at City Hall to discuss the Confederate soldier monument that sits near the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville Town Center.

Confederate Monument 3Subject matter experts have been invited to attend and present. The Mayor and Council are asking interested members of the public to participate in the discussion and offer thoughts and feedback. The monument and the property it occupies are owned by Montgomery County. The Mayor and Council will consider feedback heard at the work session as they determine possible input to send to the county related to the future of the monument.

The monument, which was dedicated in 1913, was moved to its current location on the east side of the Red Brick Courthouse in 1971. It depicts a life-sized bronze cavalry Confederate soldier on top of a granite pedestal.

The Mayor and Council’s regularly scheduled meeting will follow the work session. The work session will air live on Rockville’s channel 11, and will stream live on the city’s website, www.rockvillemd.gov.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to offer feedback, send an email to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov.

Sonya Burke

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One Response to “Rockville Leaders to Discuss County-Owned Confederate Monument”

  1. On July 15, 2015 at 9:47 am Jean Wamsley Bellosi responded with... #

    This statue is part of my growing up in Rockville from age 3 until I graduated from RMHS. Rockville has been my hometown no matter where I lived. The statue represents to me that Rockville was a part of the Civil War with nearby battles and an underground railway station. I am proud of my Southern roots and will always remember the statue standing in the middle of the street prior to its being moved. Please save and leave the statue where it now stands.




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