"It's not a fad. It's opportunities going to very accomplished women who have given their life to the game."
Colleen Curran / Richmond Times-Dispatch
Seven life-size bronze statues of Virginia women have been installed on a granite plaza just below the Capitol, surrounded by a Wall of Honor bearing the names of 230 prominent Virginia women etched on glass, with room for more names to be added in the future. Five more statues are to be added, for a total of 12.
Andrew Cain / Richmond Times-Dispatch
"We should continue the conversation about monuments that were erected expressly to glorify individuals who fought a war against their own country to protect the institution of slavery, but we should also be honest about the difference between that and the recognition of a woman who only accepted her commission when it was the only way to keep her hospital open."