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How to acquire a Confederate monument in Richmond

Henry Lawson Wyatt statue
Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 18:06:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond City Council is officially entertaining requests to acquire Confederate Monuments removed from the city earlier this year.

Those interested in acquiring a Confederate Monument are required to write and submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. This includes anyone who may have previously shared or sent interest or intent.

All letters of intent to acquire a Monument are required to include the following:

· Letter of intent to acquire a Civil War Monument identifying specific monuments wished to be acquired

· Contact name/information of requestor

· Name of entity the requestor represents

· Background information on the requesting entity, including reasons for wanting monument

· Disclosure regarding public, private, nonprofit, etc. status and purpose

· Specific proposal/offer to acquire and transport the monument

· Specification as to exact location monument would be placed, if acquired

· Proposed timeline for moving and transporting the monument

Submissions are to be sent to the Richmond City Council Office of the Council Chief of Staff, using the following email address: monuments@richmondgov.com.