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Opinion: Why Lake Lanier and Buford Dam shouldn't be renamed
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Lake Lanier as seen from the air in July 2017.
In an attempt to reduce the possibility of political divisiveness caused by associating Defense Department assets with the Confederacy, Congress in 2021 directed the establishment of a commission relating to modifying or removing names of Department of Defense assets that commemorate the Confederate States of America or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederacy.