Originally Posted by Mike!
I live walking distance from the former monument. We often drive through the park on our daily commute and, depending on where we are going, often drive right past it. It's on a small loop of road named "Confederate Dr." across from a cannon. IIRC, it was constructed decades after the war in the early 20th century as part of an effort by the Daughters of the Confederacy to rewrite history so that the Confederacy wasn't fighting to keep slaves.
Over the last month or two, there have been protests and counter-protests. My wife and I have been following a Facebook pro-removal group who organized the one half of those protests. There were several times, they advised people not bring kids and we would try to avoid the area during those times. We have driven by and seen people with their confederate flags hanging out around it. "Protecting it", I imagine.
I've took a certain amount of joy in watching it disappear piece-by-piece.