LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

Where does it end?

 

Editor: Before anyone becomes offended, it’s not about black or white, but about history. I am a born and raised Southerner, and proud to be one.

But, first and foremost, I am an American.

Being a history buff I have a few questions concerning some factions’ desire to rewrite history and completely destroy any Southern history. Protesters started with the Confederate Battle Flag.

It was eradicated. The came name changes for schools, parks, etc. Why is that OK?

There are no statues of Grant or Sherman being torn down; no name changes of schools or parks. Were they different from Lee or Jackson? They didn’t think so. Why do some of us think so?

Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew “Stonewall” Jackson, William Tecumseh Sherman and the 683,000 Americans who served under them (dead) only did what was asked of them.

Still, American history is being destroyed.

Where does the destruction end? How about Arlington National Cemetery (Lee’s former family home) or Washington College (Lee was President from 1865 to 1870)?

Stone Mountain, Andersonville, Fort Sumter, Fort Jackson. Destroy them all!

To quote George Santayana, “Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

We seem to be digressing instead of improving — forgetting rather than remembering. Where does it end? Better yet, when?

“A house divided can not stand.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1858

Roxanna Way

St. Augustine

 

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