I am in the closing stages of planning a vacation in March to visit some Civil War sites. I had wanted to visit the Newport News area to see the Mariner's Museum but it is closed part of the week, and I just couldn't make it fit.
So I was giving a little thought to going to Richmond, Virginia, which was the capital of the Confederate States of America. Richmond is a treasure trove of Civil War history as is Virginia in general.
Well....that trip is, shall we say, history.
I've blogged before about the fact that, as much as we feel we are one country, the Civil War still lies right underneath the skin of many of us. What I mean by that (sadly) is, it doesn't take too much to scratch under that skin and have some very ugly things bubble up.
There was one such bubbling up in Richmond, VA yesterday.
It wasn't just the Civil War Memory blog that reported the incident of marchers chanting the following: The Richmond Times-Dispatch paper also reported this incident of Sons of Confederate Veterans chanting the following during a march:
What do we do?
All of them
So....I am still going to make the trip. I will spend time in the Carolinas, and in Maryland.
The Virginia part of the trip will be cancelled. I am not welcome there.
This Yank will have no such part of such hate.