On Monday, Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) voiced support for Senator Gerald Allen’s Alabama Heritage Protection Act (SB12).
“I am proud to support the effort to preserve Alabama’s history,” said Dial. “This legislation protects statues, monuments, and plaques dedicated to memorializing our state and national history, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, and the Civil Rights movement.
“As a veteran myself, memorials to dedicated to Alabama’s soldiers from across the centuries carry a special meaning for me. We should continue to honor their valor and service, even if the topic is a sensitive one.
“Protecting historical monuments and memorials isn’t bigotry, and I am proud to stand with Senator Allen against the current tidal wave of political correctness.”
The Alabama Heritage Protection Act would prohibit the removal, renaming, or alteration of any statue, memorial, or monument that is on public property. The bill has been filed for the special legislative session that will resume on August 3rd.
Senator Gerald Dial represents District 13 in the Alabama Senate, which includes all or parts of Randolph, Lee, Cleburne, Clay, Cherokee, and Chambers counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee. Gerald and his wife Faye reside in Lineville.