Remember the Past; We Get Stronger Together

We are a proud people and our ancestors, black, white, Indian, etc., died so that we could journey on.

To The Editor:

As Americans, we look back, embrace our many blessings, and learn from our mistakes. Our history is who we are and it has made American the greatest country in the world!confederate-flag

Our history is what it is! Not possible to rewrite it, we can’t alter it, but documentation can be destroyed. Would ridding ourselves of our past make us a better people today?

Would it be to our advantage to wipe the slate clean so we can feel better about our present and our past? To lose our history, would be to lose ourselves!

Losing our history would be the same thing as chipping away at our freedoms, our rights, our privileges, everything that we have fought and died for!

Trying to “take down” or alter our past, will not change us or make us a better people.

The Rebel flag is part of our history, and I believe the majority of the American people are not saying we embrace what the flag stood for, it represents a part of who we are now and how we got here!

If you take away our history, you take away our country, and if you take away our country, you transform the American people! When you transform the American people, there will be no America!

I believe the supporters of the Rebel flag are saying, don’t take away my country, don’t take away my rights, my freedom, and leave the history of my country alone! I believe we want exactly just the opposite of what the media and government are saying we want!

Perhaps we are fed up with a tyrannical government that is doing everything in it’s power to transform our country, in ways that pit us against each other!

Trying to “take down” or alter our past, will not change us or make us a better people. The Rebel flag flying should only remind us that we did the right thing. It should remind us of the outcome! We learned from our mistakes and became a stronger country because of our struggles.

We are a proud people and our ancestors, black, white, Indian, etc., died so that we could journey on. It’s good to remember and learn form the mistakes of our past. After all, we are a melting pot of the good, the bad and the ugly!

Sincerely,
Henry WFJ
Chesapeake, VA

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