Lee-Jackson Day could end in Charlottesville

Lee-Jackson Day could end in Charlottesville (Image 1)
Lee-Jackson Day could end in Charlottesville (Image 1)

CHARLOTTESVILLE (WSLS 10) – A state holiday celebrating two confederate states army generals could become a thing of the past in Charlottesville. 

City Council will hold a public hearing Monday night about ending the observance of Lee-Jackson Day. 

City Hall shuts down the Friday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day to honor the birthdays of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Many consider it offensive. 

Several cities, including Richmond and Staunton, no longer observe the state holiday. 

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