The suggestion from Richard Marksbury that the Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson Square be removed is ludicrous.

In reality, none of these historical monuments around New Orleans should be removed. Removal of any, or all, of the beautiful historical monuments that have been in place for hundreds of years will not prevent crime, improve race relations, repair our ravaged roads or make New Orleans a better city.

In reality, the removal will diminish what makes us such a unique city that welcomes everyone to come and enjoy our warm hospitality, fun festivals, best restaurants, music and beautiful historical landmarks.

Please don’t take our city apart piece by piece. History cannot be rewritten by trying to erase it. We need to learn from our past mistakes and move on to make things better.

Cathy Daigle

retired administrative assistant

New Orleans