Here of late I have written several posts arguing in favor of keeping the monuments from the Civil War that memorialize the rebels who fought for the Confederacy. However, I am not a native Southerner, just someone who likes Virginia and decided to stay. My parents were born in northern flyover country. They were descendants of immigrants who arrived after the Civil War.
Hence my interest in the Civil War is that it is part of the history that made my homeland, America, what it is. I read accounts of the Civil War, and I am awed. The monuments scattered about the state help to make it real.
There are other perspectives. The descendants of the men who fought the Civil War can each provide their own. When they look at the monuments, they can see a reminder of the massive conflict in which their forebears participated. Here is one such example.
Robert Holland, 2 SC Infantry – killed Battle of Seven Pines (just one of our family war dead) and his brother, my GG-Grandfather Daniel Webster Holland, 2 SC Infantry – surrendered April 1865. I admire them greatly. How demented to hate these men and the monuments to their courage, honor and fidelity – and leaders.
They Hate Our Dead
Memorial Day 2017
They want to tear down every Confederate statue and memorial. They hate so much that they hate our dead.
They demand the cultural cleansing of Virginia because:
- Confederate monuments honor slavery and racism. No. The monuments honor the soldiers and leaders. You choose to see slavery when you actually look at the statue of a soldier.
- But, they fought for slavery and racism. SMH. Bless your heart.
- Was our American Revolution about taxes or the right to tax? A key issue for some states in our War Between the…
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