DEAR EDITOR:

Once again, I’m moved to express my thanks to the MDJ. This time, for your coverage of the fabulous United Daughters of the Confederacy ladies and their ineffable great work in honoring their and our ancestors who did what they thought right. Things change, and history should only be judged with the knowledge and wisdom of events concurrent with time and place.

I have had the pleasure, for the past 15 years, including this one, of playing in a musical group serving another great chapter of the UDC who celebrate Confederate Memorial Day at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Just a few years ago, the ladies would arrive early and adorn the very many headstones of the fallen with the appropriate miniature flags. No longer, sigh. Every year, the celebration seems a bit more furtive and secretive; not from diffidence, but from the realization of political correctness (remote control of thought) and its hateful, spiteful and benighted adherents.

Ignoratti abound.

Thanks also for the coverage of the equally dedicated DAR, and their celebration of George Washington’s birthday, a most worthwhile and venerable event to remember and celebrate. And cheers also to the SAR, and its member Stallings Howell’s portrayal of the great man. Bravo!

Harry Hagan

Powder Springs

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