Kudos to Loudoun County Board of Supervisors  Chair, Phyllis Randall and Catoctin District Supervisor Geary Higgins, for their bi-partisan support of a serious “Special History Panel Discussion” of the Civil War in Loudoun County to be held October 1 at 2:00 PM at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

Among the topics for the panel will be a discussion of “The History of Loudoun’s Confederate Statue” kicked off by Donald Cooper, Ph.D., long-serving President of the friends of the Balch Library, and President and Executive Committee member of the Patriot Project, responsible for the County’s Revolutionary War Memorial.

Calm bipartisan perspective has, as we’ve seen all too often of late, eluded many of those responsible for making decisions about public art as expressions of civic pride.

Thanks to both supervisors and the program’s sponsors:

The Black History Committee of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library

Friends of the Thomas Balch Library

Loudoun Freedom Center

Mosby Heritage Area Association

NAACP Loudoun Chapter

Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

Waterford Foundation, Inc.