Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

Posted: October 1, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

h/t Kenny

 ATLANTA (AP) — While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to honor the soldiers who died for the South.

Supporters of these new Civil War monuments describe a determination to hold onto their understanding of history.

 dedicated a memorial to “Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers” in September.

Others say race has nothing to do with these new monuments, unlike those erected in the early 20th century.

“The problem was with some of the other statues that were put up, that were basically intended to intimidate people,” said Danny Francis, commander of a Sons of Confederate Veterans unit in South Carolina. “We’re not trying to oppress anyone – we’re just historians. We welcome everybody.”

Francis’ group dedicated a granite memorial Saturday on private land where Civil War enthusiasts from North and South re-enact the Battle of Aiken each year. The marker says: “Dedicated to the immortal spirit of the Confederate Cause, and to those men and women who gave so much to save what they considered so dear.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/amid-outcry-over-confederate-markers-ones-going-142201293.html

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