What’s the big deal?

Editor,

We have memorials for about everything under the sun, it seems. Almost every month I read about a town or county looking to find ways of paying for a memorial for some honored native. Here in Union County, the job seems simple, at least on the surface. A simple “yes” vote by the county commissioners would give local historians the ok to put a marker at the old courthouse, honoring our black Confederate soldiers. Why not? They’re not asking the county for any money. The group has stated time and again that it’s doing this through private dollars. They just need the county’s permission to put it on the ground. So why is the county silent on this? What could it possibly hurt, to give the group permission?

Alison Gilbert

Fairview


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