By Joseph Brown | The Item

The monument honoring “Confederate Patriots” that stands outside the Walker County Courthouse in Huntsville won’t be going anywhere.

Monday at their regular meeting, the Walker County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to keep the monument where it is. The move comes after nearly six months of public testimony, where the court has remained mute, until now.

“It’s been a long struggle, but this monument doesn’t belong to us … it doesn’t belong to this county,” Walker County Judge Danny Pierce said. “We didn’t place it there, someone else did, and like the testimony said this morning, it represents guys that did not think of owning slaves.

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