Gov. Robert F. Mcdonnell (R) for Virgina, states on his official website, that April is now Confederate History Month.
When I think Confederate I think of this flag:
WHEREAS, Virginia has long recognized her Confederate history, the numerous civil war battlefields that mark every region of the state, the leaders and individuals in the Army, Navy and at home who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today; andWHEREAS, it is important for all Virginians to reflect upon our Commonwealth’s shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War, and to recognize how our history has led to our present
When I see this flag, I think HATE!
I understand why they might want a history month, but couldn't they have worded it differently? Why couldn't have been Civil War History Month?