Washington State Is Hiding a Confederate Flag Monument
The confederate flag has got a ton of attention over the last week, but did you know there is a Confederate monument right here in Washington State. It is called Jefferson Park and is located just of I-5 just north of Vancouver. It is honoring the only Confederate President Jefferson Davis, although he has never been to Washington State. Here is an excerpt from the parks website explaining the history:
The concept of a Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway was presented and adopted at the UDC general convention in 1913. The plan then was to have a highway that would begin in Virginia on the banks of the Potomac and pass through the states of Mississippi, Tennessee and into Kentucky to Davis’ birthplace. The highway continued to move west through Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and into California where it stopped at San Diego." "The Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway 99 and markers are to honor all of Mr. Davis’ services in the development of this country."