This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.unanimously passed a resolution to remove the remains of Forrest and his wife, as well as remove the statue. The removal of the statue has been proposed as an ordinance before the council which will have to be read before the council three times before it can be approved. From there it will be presented to the Tennessee Historic Commission but there is no timeline for when they will make a decision. The next time the commission is scheduled to meet is in October. Officials with Elmwood Cemetery said they would be willing to help with the moving of Forrest’s and his wife’s remains to the cemetery in Memphis but said they did not want to become the new home of the statue. As of now it is unknown where the statue would go if the commission approves the removal.
Nathan Bedford Forrest supporters showed up by the hundreds with flags in Memphis pic.twitter.com/zVeoffVs1A— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) July 12, 2015
"We won't let that statue come down." pic.twitter.com/mJJb1xZBWO— Michael Quander WUSA (@MikeQReports) July 12, 2015