The nationwide backlash against the Confederate flag has begun with demands to remove anything with a Confederate symbol on it, such as monuments, graves and statues.

Now the city of New Orleans has decided that the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee is a public nuisance, and the mayor has ordered it removed.

This is the United States of America, and we should appreciate everybody’s history. Those behind the move are trying to erase history instead of trying to understand it.

Dennis L. Compton

Filly Court

North Charleston