One hundred and fifty years ago soldiers of the Confederate States of America surrendered to the Union Army and the Civil War concluded. Few Americans realize that more soldiers died in that war than ALL the other wars in which America fought. It was a bloody war in which over 500,000 men died and hundreds of thousands were wounded. It has been over for these 150 years but there still remain thousands in the South who are proud of their “heritage.” Let me remind them that over 2,00,000 Germans died in World War II but only a handful of Germans today are “Proud” of THAT heritage.
Another fight broke out at the Stony Park in South Carolina when blacks got on buses and paid for their fare with pennies so the entire highway was blocked and no one could get to Stony Park and participate in another “heritage” ceremony. Reality: there are NO sons and daughters of Confederate soldiers. Reality: there are no sons and daughters of those who were slaves. If one wants to remember their Rebel heritage get a history book and read it. Every month I read at least one book dealing with the Civil War and life goes on.