I see where we have spent money studying how to commemorate a piece of cloth that represents a sorry piece of history.

Before moving ahead with this plan, consider how much the Japanese people have spent to remember the rape of Nanking and other atrocities, how much the German people have spent to remember the Nazi era, and how much the Italians have spent to glorify Mussolini.

I have an ancestor who “owned” a slave. It is not something that I am proud of. Why anyone feels the need to glorify such a period of Southern heritage is beyond my understanding. The time for e pluribus unum is now.

There are far better ways to spend the proposed millions of dollars, such as homes for the homeless, health care for the sick, food for the hungry and education of our children.

William Collins

Schooner Bend Avenue