Monday, May 28, 2018

Confederate Flag Dedicated

Via Billy

 

With the sound of period cannons and rifles, the garrison sized Confederate Battle Flag was dedicated and raised to the top of a 100-foot flagpole on Saturday, May 26.  The flag and two statues were placed on private land and funded by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Order of the Rose. It is located approximately 3 miles west of Double Springs on Highway 278. In speeches preceding the raising of the flag, it was pointed out that many of the Confederate monuments have been removed and this flag and monuments are in effect, a response to that movement to remove Civil War monuments found offensive to some. The dedication was for the men from Winston County who fought for the south. 

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10 comments:

  1. The last soldiers to fight for my freedom happened to be wearing gray. But statues honoring them are being torn down and the flag they fought under is a banned symbol, these days. That’s what I remember.

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  2. 40 miles away and didn't hear a word on the news. Been to the free state of Winston many times . Its the whitest county in the south or was.

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    1. I'd like to go there sometime.

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    2. I live in the Free State Gary. I sent that article to Brock earlier and should have sent it to you too. It is a big flag and right on the side of U.S. Hwy. 278 about two miles west of Double Springs. There were quite a few people in attendance. I was unable to make it, but heard a the three skinheads who showed up were "shunned". Deo Vindice.

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    3. the three skinheads who showed up were "shunned".

      Thanks.

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  3. Funny thing about history....you don't have to agree with it, you don't have to like it, but if the world is to get better we must look at it and study it. You learn from history and One thing history has proven time and time again is we learn nothing from history

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    1. One thing history has proven time and time again is we learn nothing from history

      Insane.

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  4. "Force may crush truth to the earth, but crushed or not, truth is still truth".

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    1. & A question settled by violence or in disregard of law must remain unsettled forever.
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      "The contest is not over, the strife is not ended. It has only entered upon a new and enlarged arena.
      ---Address to the Mississippi legislature - 16 years after the wars end.
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      "The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it may be at another time and in another form."
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      Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.
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      "When certain sovereign and independent states form a union with limited powers for some general purpose, and any one or more of them, in the progress of time, suffer unjust and oppressive grievances for which there is no redress but in a withdrawal from the association, is such withdrawal an insurrection? If so, then of what advantage is a compact of union to states? Within the Union are oppressions and grievances; the attempt to go out brings war and subjugation. The ambitious and aggressive states obtain possession of the central authority which, having grown strong in the lapse of time, asserts its entire sovereignty over the states.

      Whichever of them denies it and seeks to retire is declared to be guilty of insurrection, its citizens are stigmatized as "rebels", as if they revolted against a master, and a war of subjugation is begun. If this action is once tolerated, where will it end? Where is constitutional liberty? What strength is there in bills of rights-in limitation of power? What new hope for mankind is to be found in written constitutions, what remedy which did not exist under kings of emperors? If the doctrines thus announced by the government of the United States are conceded, then look through either end of the political telescope, and one sees only an empire, and the once famous Declaration of Independence trodden in the dust of as a "glittering generality," and the compact of the union denounced as a "flaunting lie".

      Those who submit to such consequence without resistance are not worthy the liberties and rights to which they were born, and deserve to be made slaves. Such must be the verdict of mankind."

      --- President Jefferson Davis

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