When Lakeland city commissioners decided last week to move a 26-foot Confederate monument from Munn Park to Veterans Park, they specified that the costs would need to be paid via private donations rather than city funds. A GoFundMe campaign was set up and had $25 toward a $150,000 goal tonight.

Source: GoFundMe: City of Lakeland

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  1. Remember the Lor* is watching YOU desecrate the dead… when you contribute to the removal of the ONLY historic item in Munn Park! Do not destroy American Veterans memory! Add to the park with contributions to another person of stature from the City of Lakeland!

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