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  •  My great-great grandfather... (3+ / 0-)

    ..and his three brothers fought in the Confederate Army.  They were poor dirt farmers in a poor community where very few owned slaves.  According to his letters & journals, recruiters came to town telling horror stories of how the North was coming to seize their farmland, burn their family homes & murder everyone in sight.  Two brothers signed up on the spot.  The other two found out later and signed up in an attempt to keep their brothers safe. Only one returned home.

    I'm not defending the Confederacy of anything like that.  I just know that, like today, being a soldier doesn't mean that you necessarily understand, or even have knowledge of, the real reasons behind the wars you fight.  We would never call our soldiers in Iraq traitors for fighting an illegal war, even those who supported Bush.

    I say honor all of the soldiers at Arlington, but after reading this diary, I agree that this monument should not specifically be honored. Thanks for the very enlightening post.

    •  sounds alot like the lies (0+ / 0-)

      Hitler told people about what the jews were going to do to them if they didnt ship them off to the camps.....

      Welcome to the empire. now run away if you can... life is not a dress rehearsal

      by johnfire on Fri May 22, 2009 at 08:01:16 AM PDT

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