Granvel Block is the Sons of Confederate Veterans member behind the new confederate memorial in Orange, Texas

Join a protest of the memorial:

Saturday, September 22
location: Confederate Memorial of the Wind (Google map)
time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Image via Granvel Block’s Facebook.

The permit for the memorial submitted by Granvel Block claimed it would be a “veterans” memorial and not a “confederate veterans” memorial.

The memorial stands within view of motorists on westbound Interstate 10 (see flyer, circulated by Block, below). The property and memorial lie on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., a main thoroughfare and one the city’s main arteries.

Block subsequently sold the property and memorial to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

He publicly claims that he is no longer involved.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans claims that the site is managed by the Orange, Texas chapter of their group. Block is the leader of that chapter.

Privately, in conversations with Orange residents and at least one member of the Repurpose movement, Block has revealed that he does, in fact, manage the site.

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Today’s protest cancelled (February 25) due to inclement weather

According to the current weather forecast, there is a 60-80 percent chance of thunderstorms in Orange this afternoon. Due to the inclement weather, the organizers have decided to reschedule today’s protest.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Please stay tuned for updates on our next scheduled protest.

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