BLOG, or DIE. Author Bio
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
And they wonder why people have a hard time taking them seriously…

Last week's Confederate rally on Monument Avenue in Richmond  

With chants of "God save the South," Civil War re-enactors marched down Monument Avenue on Saturday for a Southern pride rally at the Robert E. Lee statue. Battle flags rustled in blustering winds as Sons of Confederate Veterans color guard units representing more than a dozen states paraded in formation. One unit chanted: "What do we do? Kill Yankees! How many? All of them!" It was a decidedly different tone from the inclusive nature of official commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. A small plane with a banner reading "Richmond, Embrace Your Confederate History" circled the gathering as speakers denounced Abraham Lincoln and praised Lee and Jefferson Davis. - Richmond Times Dispatch

Posted by ny5/pinstripepress at 9:29 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 9:50 AM EST
Permalink | Share This Post

Newer | Latest | Older