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At Fort Monroe NMon, plan floated to "deletter" arch honoring Jefferson Davis

Fort Monroe’s historic preservation officer has a plan for the arch that honors the Confederacy’s only president at the former Army post that once imprisoned him — remove the letters that spell out “Jefferson Davis Memorial Park” from the arch and send them to the Casemate Museum.

In April, Gov. Ralph Northam called for the arch to be torn down. David Stroud, Fort Monroe’s historic preservation officer, offered his plan as an alternative, and it has the support of the state’s Department of Historic Resources.

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