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Southern Heritage Alerts: Battle brewing over Confederate flag at local cemetery


Battle brewing over Confederate flag at local cemetery

"If anything flies here, it will be the red, white and blue"U.S." Since the Watauaga Historical Association maintains the cemetery, she argues the group gets the final say." ~ Dawn Peters, VP WHA

The association's Description of purpose:
"The Watauga Historical Association promotes interest in genealogical research, family histories, promotion and preservation of all matters related to the history and culture of the Watauga Valley." Unless the history and preservation is Confederate!

Story HERE

Watauga Historical Association
P.O. Box 1776
Elizabethton, TN

Dawn Peters
Cheryl Smith
Robert T. Nave
Betty Jane Hylton


At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I support SCV ,and thought that confederate soldiers
deserved their flag over their graves.
Damir Segvic-Croatia (Europe).
Legionnaire in
W.R. Milton Camp
741 SCV-Florida

At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Confederate soldiers who lie in Green Hill Cemetery followed that flag into battle. All made it home except 1st Lt. Robert J. Tipton. They endured hardships unimaginable---cold, heat, hunger, pain and starvation. They did so to defend against an invader from the North, ordered into the field by a president who was a white supremacist and had no interest in freeing the slaves, only to use their plight as a catalyst to foment an illegal and unconstitutional war. In doing so, he usurped powers only a dictator could conceive: jailing thousands of newspaper editors, deporting a legislator, forbidding the Maryland legislature to vote on secession and other unconstitutional acts. The war ended with over 600,000 deaths, without the issue of States Rights being settled. At present, State legislatures all across the nation are reaping the results of Abe Lincoln's War as witnessed by the numerous Tenth Amendment protection legislation passed by state legislatures.

The issue of flying the flag of our Southern soldiers is related to First Amendment freedoms and rights which were fought for in the first American Revolution. Do they apply to all or do they not? This organization known as the Watauga Historical Association has had every opportunity to erect a flag pole and fly Old Glory, but has failed to do so. How dare they complain about a flag being flown on the land the Tipton family once owned. Their refusal to put up a flag pole, while attacking Southern heritage sounds more like hatred and politics than anything else. The cemetery has lots of space if they choose to erect a pole.......From ElizabethtonSouthron

At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like confederate flags on their graves to me. How did they happen to be on the graves if someone was saying they couldn't have them there? The dates on the pictures are well over a year ago. There seems to be a question of whom is attacking whom? There's always the rest of the story!

At 11:01 AM, Blogger PoP said...

Maybe you need read the rest of the story.... Before popping off.!


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