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Mayor Murray expresses concern about Confederate monument in Seattle cemetery

Tuesday, October 15, 2017.    Confederacy monument at Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill.

Mayor Ed Murray’s office called the cemetery operator to express concern regarding the monument, which was erected in 1926 in memory of Confederate soldiers.

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