Dayna Curry Statue to Replace Confederate Soldier 

Dayna Curry Statue to Replace Confederate Soldier

Dayna Curry Statue to Replace Confederate Soldier

The Franklin City Council voted 6-to-3 last week to replace the Confederate soldier statue in the town square with one of Williamson County native Dayna Curry, who spent several months in a Taliban prison.

“The Civil War was a long time ago and, face it, it didn’t exactly end well for our side,” says a council member who supported the change. “Dayna, on the other hand, was a prisoner in this new war who got home safe. It’s a happy ending. I think it will cheer people up to see her smiling down on the town square.”

Franklin city officials have approached noted sculptor Alan LeQuire to create the new work, which has been tentatively scheduled for a July 4 unveiling.

“This is an outrage,” says local Sons of Confederate Veterans head Sonny Lee “Stonewall” Cromwell. “Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. The Civil War was not about slavery. These men died in a just and holy cause.” Cromwell adds that it’s “nothing against Dayna. She seems like a real nice girl.”

The statue is bound to raise Curry’s profile even more. Since being freed from a Taliban prison about three weeks ago, she has appeared at the White House, received a VIP tour of New York and has been interviewed on national television.

She has also announced a deal with Thomas Nelson Publishing in Nashville to market a line of “Dayna Curry Study Bibles,” which will include an appendix featuring letters she wrote from the prison in Afghanistan.

“Lots of the New Testament was written by Paul from prison,” a spokesman for the publisher says. “Dayna’s letters just continue that biblical tradition.”

Meanwhile, Curry’s bodily ascension into heaven is being marketed tentatively as a pay-per-view event for Easter weekend 2003.


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