Union soldiers and their ancestors are entitled to medals for their service. The Confederate soldier got nothing. Everyone else can be proud of their ancestors and even get a whole month to celebrate them, whether it offends anyone or not.
I am asking everyone to forget their differences and give one day to honor the Confederate veteran.
I know some blacks and whites will have a problem with this, but if they look back far enough, they may have Confederate ancestors also. And even if they don't, why deny me the right to honor mine?
Please send a letter to the governor asking him to consider this.
Meddings is adjutant treasurer for the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp Captain P.J. Thurmond 2190.