[Dixie’s Living Historians] Flag & Heritage Alert, Waynesville, NC / An Open Report
On Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012, alongside a host of concerned citizens that included to my delight several young people, we would post the Colors of the Confederate soldier at the Confederate soldiers monument housed on the grounds of the Haywood County courthouse located in Historic Downtown Waynesville, N.C.
The Colors were being systematically removed from the War Memorial on orders from the County manager because a practicing attorney who lived in another county just happen to have guest visiting from out of town who found it offensive to see the colors posted.Never mind that similar memorials to the Korean and Vietnam veterans are housed on the grounds with the colors of those veterans posted. The county manager who would order his staff to remove the colors every time they saw them; an act of desecration of a War Memorial.
On Friday morning, August 10, 2012, at 9:00 AM, I shall again post the Colors in honor of the some 240 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of their homeland that had been illegally invaded. May God bless their souls, and may they rest in peace with the knowledge that there are those who will defend their good names, and the cause for which they laid down their lives.