Wednesday, August 16, 2017
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY PARKS DEPT. CONSIDERS CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DESTRUCTION ON WARD PKWY!!!
A discussion we predicted and talked about earlier today now becomes news fact . . .
From The Parks Department . . .
STATEMENT: United Daughters of the Confederacy
The Parks Department has begun receiving questions and complaints about the United Daughters of Confederacy monument that has been situated in the parkway near the intersection of 55th & Ward Parkway since 1958. Some are calling for its removal.
The limestone monument was paid for and first erected in 1934 at another location by the United Daughters of Confederacy. In 1958 it was relocated to its present site.
The Board of Parks Commissioners is reviewing the message on the monument in the context of today’s moral perspectives and sensibilities and take the public’s comments seriously, and all reasonable requests into consideration.