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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grim reminders of the past

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Letter to the Editor

In my humble opinion, the proper place for all Civil War monuments should be the battlefields of that terrible conflict. It was on those hallowed grounds that real sacrifices were made by both sides. You cannot visit places like the Chickamauga or Kennesaw Battlefields without being overwhelmed with the question of how did we reach the point in our history when fellow citizens were willing to kill each other with such ferocity? Given our current state of divisiveness it may be a question that cannot be answered, but those battlefields and their monuments are a grim reminder of what happens when civil discourse breaks down. That is an indisputable fact that all sides can agree on.