National Cathedral to remove Confederate stained glass

“It is time to take those windows out,” said the Very Rev. Gary Hall in a Thursday announcement.

The prominent building on the skyline of the nation’s capital includes windows honoring Confederate generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Robert E. Lee, and each contains an image of the controversial flag.

“The Cathedral installed these windows, in part, because its leadership at the time hoped they would foster reconciliation between parts of the nation that had been divided by the Civil War,” said Hall, who has called for the governing bodies of the cathedral to remove the windows that have been there since 1953.