“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
Orlando is the latest city to designate a Confederate monument known as “Johnny Reb” to be taken down after some complained it is offensive.
The monument has stood over a century. It was dedicated to honoring soldiers who lost their lives in defense of the Confederate States of America.
“It’s not about slavery. That is a monument to U.S. military soldiers.”
— Benjamin Mills regarding the removal of the Orlando monument to Confederate soldiers