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A statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood in front of the historic courthouse in Loudoun County since 1908 is now being called inappropriate and a local lawyer says it should be removed.
Money is tight. Every dollar spent by government is being scrutinized right now because of the mandatory federal budget cuts known as sequestration. But efforts to preserve history may be preserved themselves.
Thirteen national parks within "The Journey Through Hallowed Ground" national heritage area -- from Gettysburg, Pa. to Monticello, Va. -- support 4,032 local jobs and attract nine million visitors annually, according to a Michigan State University study.