LETTER
Reader applauds removal of Confederate statue

Published 7:14 am Thursday, December 30, 2021

Dear Editor,
Congratulations to The Presbyterian Church, Centre College, the City of Danville and all who contributed to the removal today of the Confederate statue on Main Street today. I know it has been a long time coming and I can only hope that this will lead to some valuable conversations and eventual healing. Danville has so much to offer as a place to live and thrive, but we also have a history that we must acknowledge. Celebrations like Soul of Second Street help to remind us that there were darker periods in our history and that present-day Danville still bears marks from another era. Removal of this statue removes one of those marks. Hurrah!
Dan Nolet
Danville