We took the long way ’round to the Southeast Diocese Parish Life Conference, through Chattanooga, to Atlanta from Asheville, allowing us the opportunity to show our children a peaceful reminder of a terrible time.
The first time I visited this Confederate cemetery, I was struck by the Battle Flag flying solo. Immediately I was reminded that this would have been the Flag that these men, buried here, fought under.
It’s quite different from those who would, these days, use this symbol as a sign of bigotry and hate.
As ever, victors write histories & dead men tell no tales.
May the merciful and all knowing God, as ever, grant rest to the souls of the faithful — those known and unknown.