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.
Subject 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 email@example.com.