Another Robert E. Lee Monument Removed
FRANKLIN, OHIO REMOVES CONFEDERATE MONUMENT
A monument honoring Robert E. Lee was removed from the side of a highway in Franklin, Ohio early Thursday morning.
These photos show the spot where the monument once stood.
It was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends in 1927.
The city of Franklin says they had to remove it because it was located in a “right of way” which, by law, has to remain clear.
Franklin’s acting City Manager says the monument was given to Franklin townships overnight.
Franklin township officials say that have been told by their county sheriff’s office not to talk to the public about the removal.
Some people in the community say the monument was part of history and should have been left alone.