Monument

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Commission Chastised for Covering Jesus Symbol on Memorial

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.

07/01/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

No Committee for Forest Park Confederate Memorial Relocation Decision

Roth says there are three options: Do nothing, leave it there with an interpretive plaque, or move it someplace else.

07/01/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Clay Urges St. Louis Mayor to Take Down Confederate Memorial

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.”

06/29/2015

On one side of the Confederate Memorial, vandals X-ed out tribute and spray painted "Black Lives Matter."  (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Confederate Memorial in Forest Park Vandalized

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.

06/24/2015

The statue honoring the confederate states in St. Louis' Forest Park may be moved or may be clarified. A committee is expected to decide if the statue should be moved to a different location or if the inscription should display more clear and historical information. 

Photo courtesy of ForestParkStatues.org

Mayor Slay Moving Forward with Confederate Monument Committee

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.

05/28/2015

(Courtesy of O'Fallon, Illinois Police Department)

UPDATE: Higher Reward for Information on Veterans Monument

A higher reward is being offered for information regarding damage to the O’Fallon, Illinois, City Veteran’s Monument.

05/12/2015

BND/Tim Vizer photo

Honoring War Dead Near Swansea

A monument honoring eight veterans buried in a Metro-East cemetery has been dedicated.

11/02/2014

Gateway Arch (Credit, Meghan Ross)

Gateway Arch in Good Health

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.

10/02/2014

Corrections Director Killed

Former Missouri Corrections Official Killed In Colorado

Tom Clements served for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

03/20/2013