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Apr 7, 2010

April is Confederate History Month, I do declare!

It's 7 days into April and I just found out what the month signifies in this region of the country.

Yes, southern states tend to declare April as Confederate History Month and the one I type in, Georgia, took up this particular Confederate gauntlet in 2009.

The goal of this controversial declaration is to put a spotlight on history and now the state of Virginia (where a gaggle of my ancestors hailed from before they migrated to Georgia, some of them pre-Revolutionary War due in part to tobacco growing ruining Virginia's soil - the rest may have been pioneering wanderlust or perhaps simple contrariness) is in the spotlight for choosing to remember our warring infinitum, it would seem.

So please, let us remember our ancestors who fought so bravely, but let's not fight the war all over again!

Turner Simmons
died April 1862
Goldsboro, NC

and other family members who here shall not be named.



Pete(r) Doughty said...

Perhaps there'll be some mention of the fact that Robt. E. Lee and probably many other Confederate military leaders swore an oath to defend the UNITED States and the Constitution--and broke their oaths.

Jude Cowell said...

Good point, Pete - that level of honesty is preferred here as well but we won't count on a mention of it, will we?

Really refreshing for me would be for the secret instigators/groups that have triggered revolutions, wars, assassinations, etc, to take off their mask and own up to their involvements through the centuries.

Thanks for your comment, Jude

libramoon said...

Jude Cowell said...

Thanks for the link on China, libramoon. i published your 'comment' before i realized it was left w/ my Confederate History Month post, not the post on China's natal chart where i suspect it should be. jc

libramoon said...

oops. blame it on Eris

Jude Cowell said...

gladly! ;p