I recently attended the Historic District Landmarks Commission meeting regarding removing the monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, etc. I felt both sides had things to say that should be considered. The best suggestion I heard was that plaques be erected “explaining the full history of each — the good and the bad on or near these symbols,” as was also suggested in Professor Milton Pressley’s recent letter to the editor. Surely that would help to bring together the thoughtful people on each side of this. I understand the rabble-rousers (both sides) who tried to dominate the meetings would not be happy, but they never are, are they? P.S. This would be a much less expensive solution.

Mary Ann Aucoin

real estate agent

New Orleans