Browsing All posts tagged under »honor«

Confederate-inspired U.S. Military Service?

July 17, 2015 by


My friend, Richard Williams, posted something of interest this morning, and it’s got me wondering. I know how people like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson touched something within me, and inspired a sense of duty… honor… and, frankly, I knew from an early age that I was going to serve my country. It wasn’t […]

Their own worst enemy

April 14, 2010 by


Last night, when I was thinking about developing a post about how [many] Confederate celebrationists have essentially made things worse for themselves for not having acknowledged different historical facts in their efforts to “honor” the Confederate soldier, this was posted by Brooks Simpson. What a fine example of how these celebrationists have gone down the […]

Some thoughts on Lee-Jackson Day

January 17, 2009 by


It is fine to both privately and, to a degree, publicly reflect upon the lives of historical persons. It fulfills various needs of the living. Look at a historical person (or persons) and consider the part of the historical person’s character, actions, etc., and consider how one may take meaning from these reflections. For some, […]

Confederate Remembrance… a right or a privilege?

September 26, 2008 by


I was going to post something else about layers in flags, but I just lost interest in that. Instead, I’m going to pose a question… Is Confederate remembrance a right or a privilege? No, seriously… (and this demands serious and thoughtful answers… not rants). At what point did some of those who partake in Confederate remembrance […]

Would it not be better to tell the story of the Confederate soldier?

September 4, 2008 by


After yesterday’s post, I began to think more about the organization, formed as the male heirs of Confederate veterans, telling a “Southern perspective” of the Civil War. I think it would be more appropriate, as an organization formed of male descendants of Confederate soldiers, to tell the story of the Confederate soldier. However, like telling the “Southern perspective” of […]


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