Reader letters, Dec. 14
Fly U.S. flag
To the editor:
After reading the latest salvo in the war about the Confederate flag, a Dec. 10 letter vilifying Yankees, I can no longer sit on the sidelines.
I was born and raised in South Carolina, the first state to secede from the Union in the War Between the States.
My ancestors settled in the Piedmont of the Carolinas in the 1700s, and all able-bodied males fought for the South during the War. My older sister has relayed first-hand stories from survivors of the War about hiding the silver from the Yankees during the invasion. My mama used to joke that she was 15 years old before she knew that “damned Yankee” was two words.
However, my family got over it. The letter writer claims that the county’s work to find a solution to the Confederate flag dilemma was in response ...