|Action||Promulgation of Regulations Governing Contextualization of Monuments or Memorials for Certain War Veterans|
|Comment Period||Ends 4/13/2022|
I hereby express my strong objection to the Department of Historic Resources fast tracking the promulgation of regulations concerning contextualization of monuments or memorials for certain war veterans. Not long ago the Department of Historic Resources was presumed to be charged with protecting and preserving our physical historic resources and physical artifacts. Now it seems to be bent on destroying the history as the Department so deems. This is wrong. The citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia have not authorized this "contextualization." And there has certainly not been the necessary reflection of history to allow the "fast tracking" of this sneaky and quiet proposal. It is not the authority or duty of the Department of Historic Resources to "contextualize" and editorialize the Commonwealth's history at memorials and monuments in the rushed, biased, and political manner so proposed. Virginians and others are intelligent and educated enough to read and form our own opinions. It is not for the Department of Historic Resources to make those judgements and indoctrinate the people. This is totally wrong, devious, and unconscionable if the free society of the United States and the Commonwealth.