Confederate Memorial Being Removed From Arlington National Cemetery

  • A Confederate memorial will be removed from Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia, as part of the push to remove symbols that commemorate the Confederacy from military-related facilities.
  • The cemetery made the announcement Saturday, and the memorial is scheduled to be removed in the coming days.
  • Over 40 Republican congressmen tried unsuccessfully to get the Pentagon to suspend efforts to dismantle and remove the monument from Arlington cemetery.