Meeting to be held on Lee statue replacement at U.S. Capitol

Meeting to be held on Lee statue replacement at U.S. Capitol
Robert E. Lee Statue at the U.S. Capitol (Source: US Capitol)

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginians will have an opportunity to voice their views on who the state should honor after a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is replaced at the U.S. Capitol.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Commission for Historical Statues in the U.S. Capitol will meet remotely on Thursday.

The panel will discuss a process for selecting a statue to replace Virginia’s statue of Lee in the Statuary Hall Collection. The panel will also hold at least one public hearing before making a recommendation to the General Assembly.

The panel had voted in July to take down the Lee statue and replace it with a to-be-determined Virginian.

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