I had never heard of you until today. I was trying to locate a flag of the 5th Florida Infantry and came across your website. I watched a video of you being interviewed in Ringgold, Georgia. I was just shy of a tear listening to you. During my time as a Dallas police officer I could not display the flags of my Southern Heritage for fear of retaliation from those racists who are in power there. Once I retired, I flew my Battle Flag at our campsites and was warned by friends that I shouldn’t do that. I spent some 30 years in police work and never once was complained on concerning my treatment of African-Americans. I put forth my very best to treat everyone, regardless of race, equal. Many times I was looked upon with hatred simply because I was white. It goes both ways. Growing up in Texas I was always proud of the Confederate flag because I was from the South. I didn’t think of slavery. In my later years as I studied history, I learned the truth about the real intentions of the North and Lincoln during those years in the 1860’s and I became angry because of all the lies that I was taught by public schools (and now my grandkids are being taught).
I see you Mr. Edgerton, I see a Brother. I want that. I need that. But lies have caused our society to separate us. If I could see you right now, I would salute you first, then I would embrace you! I will learn more about your organization.
Thanks, I feel better.