Skip to comments.Confederate Memorial Day (Virginia)
Posted on 05/30/2011 10:04:19 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
We all know that today is a day to remember US troops that have fallen in battle.
In the state of Virginia today is also a day to remember our brave soldiers of the Confederacy.
The marching armies of the past
Along our Southern plains,
Are sleeping now in quiet rest
Beneath the Southern rains.
The bugle call is now in vain
To rouse them from their bed;
To arms they'll never march again--
They are sleeping with the dead.
No more will Shiloh's plains be stained
With blood our heroes shed,
Nor Chancellorsville resound again
To our noble warriors' tread.
For them no more shall reveille
Sound at the break of dawn,
But may their sleep peaceful be
Till God's great judgment morn.
We bow our heads in solemn prayer
For those who wore the gray,
And clasp again their unseen hands
On our Memorial Day.
Nice post.. Donmeaker will probably be along shortly to accuse you of being a Southern traitor loving slaver.
We’ll see... :-)
Gen Lewis A. Armistead, CSA, Gettysburg, July 3rd. 1863
Like it says in the Declaration of Independence:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The South wanted government of the people, by the people, and for the people, but the North would not let them have it.
If the South had won, would someone like me, a Yankee, been allowed to acknowledge my ancestors sacrifice?
Because freedom is RACIST!!!!/sarc
Been allowed to? Sheesh. The South wasn't fighting the war to take over the governemnt and then control the North somehow. If the North had lost of course they would still remember their dead, just like I'm sure Britain remembers its dead from the War for American Independence. What is your point?
Oh yes! Did you know that one of the reason the colonists gave in the Declaration for breaking with Britian was that the King had "excited domestic insurrections" (slave revolts)? (And there were slaves in EVERY colony at that time)
During the war, Britian also offered freedom to all the slaves who sided with her against the colonists in an attempt at creating more domestic strife.
This means that those colonists were just evil racists fighting for slavery and liberty was just a code word for slavery! The British were the good guys cuz they wanted to free the slaves! ;-)
Just what I asked. And in 1863 had the South won Gettysburg there is no way in Hell Lee would not have moved on Washington . He would have had to or the North would have rebounded and destroyed him and his army, ending any idea of a peaceful, live and let live, slave-owning Southern Utopia. Victory in war changes plans. So if the South had won, would I be permitted to say, live in Georgia and been permitted remember my Yankee ancestors?
Sure, the South wasn’t trying to conquer the North, just kick their sorry invading tails off our land. :)
It would be a bit like British immigrants remembering their soldiers who died in the War for American Independence and the war of 1812. The vast majority of Americans would hold that what Britian fought for was wrong, but I doubt they would stop immigrant Brits from remembering their dead if they wanted to.
But then, that name makes the Yankees look like they were against independence, so we can't have people using that name. /s
“Your land’’? America belongs to Americans, from all points on the compass. “Invading’’? Seems to me you guys opened fire first. Well, the South lost it’s ill-conceived gamble anyway and that’s a good thing.
Funny, I don’t know of any “Brit immigrants’’ coming here looking to honor their dead from the Revolutionary War.
The lame attempt to conflate our Founding Fathers who held slaves to the confeds who sought to force the Peculiar Institution onto a nation that was turning away from the abhorrent practice is pathetic. Public opinion against slavery was sweeping the nation but these men weren't beneath any tactic - however low - in order to perpetuate their economic hegemony.
The fire-eaters who drummed up support for tearing our nation apart knew full well the firestorm they were igniting, but they didn't care. Their intent was to directly challenge the northern states for control of the western territories - ensuring decades of conflict and misery. Don't ever let anyone tell you that they "just want to be left alone" - that's total BS.
We are the greatest nation on God's green earth because we overcame those cowards who would have destroyed us for their own selfish profit.
TELLIN” LIKE IT IS ROCKRR! TELLIN” IT LIKE IT IS!! YEE HA!! YA LISTENIN” ‘’CENTRAL VA””?
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