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February 29, 2024

Trone tries to remove Robert E. Lee Monument….from Antietam Battlefield

Credit: Tri-State Alert

Today, Congressman David Trone was joined by his colleagues Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin, and Glenn Ivey (all D-Md.) in introducing the Robert E. Lee Monument Removal Act to remove a monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Antietam National Battlefield. 

“I’m honored to represent the district where Antietam National Battlefield resides, but this hallowed ground must reflect the sacrifices of the brave patriots who defended our country and fought for the freedom of all Americans,” said Congressman Trone. “I thank my colleagues for joining me in this effort to ensure Antietam honors our nation’s victory over the Confederacy rather than memorializes historical figures who fought to break up the Union and restrict fundamental human rights.”

“Displays in our national parks should be reserved for Americans and patriots who reflect our country’s democratic principles – and be historically accurate,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “I am proud to join Congressman Trone and my Maryland colleagues in seeking to remove this statue, installed by a private citizen on formerly private land, and ask the Secretary of the Interior to restore the site in an historically appropriate way.”

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