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Thousands show up to support Knoxville memorial

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KNOXVILLE (KWWL) -

Nearly two thousand people showed up for a protest in support of a memorial which some want taken down. The memorial in Knoxville shows a soldier kneeling and there's a cross and some feel it violates the separation of church and state .and have asked the city to have it removed.

However, many people in the town want the memorial to stay as is.

"This memorial means so much to us, the cross means sacrifice and honor and I believe that we need to give honor to those have sacrificed and who are willing to sacrifice everything for us our country, our freedom," said Lisa Addington, Knoxville. 

The city council will vote on the issue September 8th.

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