The Boone County Commission is being urged to overturn a decision to cover a Christian symbol on a monument to Columbia-area soldiers who died in Operation Desert Storm.
Roth says there are three options: Do nothing, leave it there with an interpretive plaque, or move it someplace else.
Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial. He said in the letter that symbols “associated with this country’s racist, oppressive past should not be elevated or displayed in public places.”
Slay is now tweeting it’s time to also rename the nearby Confederate Drive in Forest Park, calling it either Freedom Street or Justice Drive.
The monument was erected more than 100 years ago and came at a cost of $23,000 after the Ladies’ Confederate Monument Association spent 15 years raising the money.
A higher reward is being offered for information regarding damage to the O’Fallon, Illinois, City Veteran’s Monument.
A monument honoring eight veterans buried in a Metro-East cemetery has been dedicated.
There’s been talk lately of rust and discoloration on the Gateway Arch as signs that five decades of St. Louis weather are taking their toll. Results out this week are offering new assurances that the Arch is doing just fine.
Tom Clements served for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.