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Charlottesville May End Celebration of Lee-Jackson Day

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Statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville Statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A state holiday celebrating two Confederate States Army generals could become a thing of the past in Charlottesville. 

City council will hold a public hearing Monday, February 2, 2015,  about ending the observance of Lee-Jackson Day.

Charlottesville City Hall shuts down the Friday before Martin Luther King Day to honor the birthdays of Civil War Generals Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Many consider it offensive.

Several cities - including Richmond, Staunton, and Waynesboro - no longer observe Lee-Jackson Day.

The community can weigh in during council's regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

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