Groundbreaking for women’s Capitol monument to be held Monday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials plan to break ground on a new women’s monument at Virginia’s Capitol Square on Monday.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam are among the scheduled speakers at the event.

The monument, called “Voices from the Garden,” will recognize contributions women have made to Virginia. It will feature 12 bronze statues of women important to Virginia’s history and there will also be a “Wall of Honor” naming several hundred other women.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.

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