Can anyone with Confederate ancestors sanitize the flag, the monuments and most of all the history of the Southern rebellion and pretend it was all about freedom? There is no honor in rewriting history or making excuses for our ancestors.
Walter Ezell, a student of American history who has a few Confederate ancestors of his own, will offer thoughts on this timely issue.
(Sunday Services associate: Barbara Gill)
The following verse from “Streets of Loredo” was read immediately before the sermon:
“We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly,
And bitterly wept as we bore him along.
For we loved our comrade, so brave, young and handsome,
We all loved our comrade, although he’d done wrong.”