"Interior: Zinke, NPS Defend Parks' Confederate Memorials"

"While many Americans regard Confederate statues as symbols of hate and want them removed from public spaces, the National Park Service values them.

Park officials say they're worth preserving and a good way to recognize the Civil War and other events that changed the course of the nation.

'Don't rewrite history,' Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said during a visit to Antietam National Battlefield in western Maryland last month. 'Understand it for what it is and teach our kids the importance of looking at our magnificent history as a country and why we are what we are'."

Rob Hotakainen reports for Greenwire August 16, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 08/17/2017