Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history

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Your View: Appomattox statue move would chip away Alexandria’s history
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By Dino Drudi, Alexandria (Photo/Chris Teale)

To the editor:
City Hall installed bicycle lanes on upper King Street ostensibly as a traffic-calming measure, but has anyone asked what traffic-calming role the Appomattox statue at the intersection of Prince and South Washington streets plays?

City Hall gives lip service to protecting Old Town’s Old and Historic District, but are those of us who see an agenda of steadily chipping away at it bit by bit being unreasonable? Mayor Bill Euille may have thrown a Hail Mary pass when he floated — jokingly or otherwise — selling City Hall to a developer, but it went way out of bounds.

So is City Hall glomming onto a popular movement against all things Confederate to chip away at another historic feature until, little by little, there’s hardly anything left in Old Town to get in the way of their development agenda?

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