A monument to soldiers is appropriate no matter the politics
June 23, 2012
The Confederate monument in Reidsville is a soldier’s monument dedicated to the American soldiers of the War of 1861-65. Mr. Ernie Pinnix, as a soldier/veteran, should appreciate this fact. Mr. Pinnix in his own words regards the soldiers’ monument in Reidsville as purely political and totally ignored the importance of the soldiers the memorial represents.
The war he claims (Vietnam) most assuredly had many distasteful political issues, as all wars have and do. If the monuments and memorials of the Civil War deserve to be hidden and or removed from public view then, all American war monuments and memorials should receive the same fate, including the Vietnam War.
ARTHUR WALLACE MILLER JR.