Standing Mississippi law protects historical monuments

According to the Mississippi law, no statue, monument, memorial, or landmark from any war can be removed from a public property unless it’s being moved to another approved location or if it blocks visibility for drivers.

Rep. John Moore of Rankin County says he believes in this law, not because these monuments need to be celebrated, but to be learned from.

“That’s one of the things about history,” said Moore. “If we cease to learn from it and don’t have reminders, we are doomed to repeat it.”