A small town in Kentucky that took a Confederate statue that Louisville removed last year says its residents welcome the statue and want to take more if other places no longer want them.
Following the recent rise of the movement to take down statues related to the Confederacy, the people of Brandenburg offered to take more statues from “whiny babies,” according to the Washington Post.
Leaders of this small town said their decision to save a Confederate monument was made from their desire to preserve history.
“Anybody else who wants to throw out their statues, we’ll take those, too,” according to Diane Reichle, a Brandenburg resident. “I hope we get all of them.”
The town took a 70-feet tall Confederate statue that Louisville removed in 2016 after standing in the city for 121 years.
“People who want these statues removed, they’re a bunch of whiny babies,” said Brandenburg resident Johnnie Hayes.
The Daily Caller reports:
Brandenburg’s Confederate memorial reads “Tribute to the rank and file of the Armies of the South” and depicts three Confederate soldiers with rifles, ramrods, and swords.
“To me, the people that want to move their monuments, it’s just a lot of drama,” said Gerry Lynn, the judge executive of Meade County, in which Brandenburg resides. “There are a lot of small, peaceful communities that wouldn’t mind having a tribute to veterans from the war.”