Facebook group seeks to rename Lee Circle after Drew Brees

Calls for statue of Saints QB atop pedestal

Chris Miller
October 09, 2018 - 12:24 pm

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Hours after Drew Brees became the NFL's all-time leading passer, a movement has begun to rename a prominent New Orleans feature after the Saints quarterback.

Brees Circle Petition is a Facebook group calling for Lee Circle at the intersection of St. Charles Ave. and Howard Ave. to be renamed, complete with a statue of Brees to replace the Robert E. Lee statue that was removed in 2017. The page also calls for the existing pedestal to be replaced with something shorter, "so that it may be more easily admired by locals and visitors."

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