Re: Maria Acevedo Letter, “Why celebrate Civil War, slavery?” Tuesday’s MDJ
I am hoping this letter may help clarify a misconception, such as the one noted by Ms. Acevedo. The Civil War and slavery are indeed nothing to celebrate. The 150th anniversary of Kennesaw Mountain is a commemoration rather than a celebration, and there is a difference. This anniversary is to honor the sacrifices made during this very important part of our nation’s history and it just so happens that one of the most important battles of that war was fought right here on our soil.
I have lived in Marietta my entire life and have yet to run across anyone who was pro-slavery. It was a part of history, both in the North and the South, but I think all would agree in this day and time, it was an abomination and our way of life now would not conceive of such a thing.
We would not protest a commemoration of those who lost their lives on 9/11 or in the Holocaust. History is history and should be recognized as such or else these events slip into obscurity as we live our day to day lives.