For the Record Ladies and Gentlemen

For the Record Ladies and Gentlemen

In 1861 the War for Southern  Independence began and the boys marched away with the quickstep. Untrained soldiers almost to a man. Sons of farmers, millers, blacksmiths, and other trades from the little towns all across America. Soon they became the best soldiers this world has ever known.

Just for the record:

American Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines that fought in the War for Southern Independence were made U.S. Veterans by an act of Congress in 1957,

U.S. Public Law 85-425. Sec 410 Approved 23 May 1958.

This made all American Confederate Army, Navy and Marine Veterans equal to the U.S. Veterans.  Additionally, under U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by the 17th Congress on 26 Feb 1929, The War Department was directed to erect headstones and recognize American Confederate grave sites as U.S. war grave sites.

Just for the record, the last American Confederate Veteran died in 1958.  So, in essence, when you remove an American Confederate statue, monument or headstone, or their flag you are in fact removing a statue, monument, flag or headstone of a U.S. Veteran. 

Stop bashing American Troops!