Posted by Big Ron on June 21, 20 at 08:29:14:
In Reply to: Someone needs to read posted by Trogdor on June 20, 20 at 21:43:16:
You have got to be kidding me. These women are the cause of racial injustice in the world?
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In 1898, President William McKinley, a Union veteran, asked that the North “in a spirit of fraternity” share with the South the care of the graves of Confederate soldiers. In consequence, a Confederate section was designated in Arlington National Cemetery, and the remains of 267 Confederate soldiers were reinterred in this section. Upon receiving permission from Secretary of War William Howard Taft to place a Confederate monument in Arlington Cemetery, the United Daughters of the Confederacy embarked on a campaign to secure funds to build the monument. This 32.5-foot bronze monument contains 32 life-size figures. The dominating feature is a woman of heroic size who represents the South. The monument was unveiled on June 4, 1914. In accepting for the nation, President Woodrow Wilson said: “I am not so much happy as proud to participate in this capacity on such an occasion; proud that I should represent such a people.”
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BTW, did you know that Arlington Cemetery is named after Arlington House? The land was Robert E Lee’s estate. Did you know that Robert E Lee freed his estate slaves and those on 4 other estates owned by his in-laws after he became executor of the estates? Did you know that he freed these slaves a year before Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation?
Why do I let you suck me back into this inane discussion?
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