GALVESTON, TX – The battle between North and South is long over, but after the recent tension surrounding the Confederate flag in South Carolina, a Civil War statue in Galveston is now the subject of its very own war. Two online petitions are asking folks to decide the fate of this statue.
Named “dignified resignation”, the monument stands in front of the Galveston County Courthouse and features a man holding a rebel flag over his shoulder and a broken sword. A scroll at his feet reads, “Glory to the defeated.”
A Texas City activist is calling for the removal of the statue, with a petition on Change.org, saying the statue is a symbol of hate. But according to Carla Williams, who posted her own petition (also on Change.org), there is nothing offensive about the monument and think it should stay.
So what do you think, should it stay or should it go?