16 January 2009

Lee/Jackson Day

As Kilo reminds us, today is Lee/Jackson Day here in Virginia. I absolutely refuse to call the period between 1861-1865 the Civil War because there was nothing civil about it. In my view, the more appropriate term is the War Between the States While the War (or, as some of my more aggressive brethren call it, The War of Northern Aggression) was certainly tragic, and a lot of good boys died under both flags, Generals Lee and Jackson were two of Virginia's most notable participants. Let us honor their memory AND of those who fought under their commands. Let us remember all who died in service to their Commonwealth and yes,that includes those who died wearing blue.

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