First Coast News reports:
A new park honoring the over 15,000 soldiers involved in the Confederate war effort is now open in North Florida. Kirby-Smith Confederate Park is located in Lincoln Villas in the Northeast Jacksonville area. The park is visible from the I-295 west beltway, and features Confederate flags, statuary and placards.
The park’s website claims that the Confederate flag in Kirby-Smith Confederate Park flies in honor of all Confederate soldiers. The owners of the park see it as their duty to “see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations,” according to the website.
The park is run by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, specifically, Kirby-Smith Camp #1209, the self-proclaimed most active camp in the Sons of Confederate Veterans organizations. The property was donated by the family that owned the land to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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Organizers apparently chose to open the park during Kwanzaa.
The operators of the park see it as their duty to make sure “that the true history of the South is presented to future generations,” according to the website. https://t.co/BYQ6IX5wnD
— First Coast News (@FCN2go) December 27, 2021