Roanoke City Council votes unanimously to move Robert E. Lee Monument to new location

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – During a meeting on Monday afternoon, Roanoke City Council voted 6-0 in favor of moving the Robert E. Lee Monument to Evergreen Burial Park.

City Council announced that they accepted a proposal from Evergreen Burial Park and the Historical Society of Western Virginia to move the statue to the park on Summit Avenue.

The obelisk dedicated to Confederate War General Robert E. Lee sat in front of Roanoke City Hall for decades.

A focal point of controversy, the monument has remained in storage since being vandalized and knocked down back in July.

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