Monday, June 22, 2015

Charleston, South Carolina

While living in Arlington, VA in the spring of 1971, we took a “southern trip”. It involved visiting our oldest son in college at Charlottesville, Va, picking up our second son from Duke and proceeded with Carolyn and Jon. Our archive of pictures contains one of the Confederate flag flying above the U.S. Flag over the State Capitol at Charleston. We had heard that was the situation but found it difficult to believe. It is unfortunate that it took the recent tragedy to prompt the change but thank goodness, it has been done.  Having grown up  in Nebraska, we always found the display of the Confederate flag questionable in Alexandria, VA. I agree that the Flag deserves a place in our Museums but like many other symbols associated with our Country’s history,  their day has come and gone.

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