Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fed $ Can’t Be Used For Confederate Replacement Markers

Nothing to see here, just move on along..........

My great grandfather and my six great uncles. They were called the Seven Blackbirds, because they were all sitting together on the top rail of a fence at their father's funeral, and someone remarked that they looked like blackbirds, because of their Black Irish blood from their mother, a Mayo, which caused them to all have black eyes and black hair.


A Civil War Round Table project to replace broken or illegible Confederate grave markers with new ones from the government has been halted by a change in how the National Cemetery Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) interprets federal law.

After receiving a replacement last year for one broken headstone in the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery, and three more this year, the CWRT of Fredericksburg’s cemetery service project was halted in July by the new ruling.

The VA has given two different reasons for not replacing Confederate headstones, further confusing the matter and bringing into question the longstanding federal commitment, since 1906, to treat Union and Confederate veterans equally.

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