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 Posted: Sat Apr 15th, 2006 01:29 am
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   Since the Confererate flag was the one the Hunley crew chose to fight under they should be buried with the flag they chose to fight for. It is similar to the Korean War which was a United Nations police action fought by a multi-force. Should the Americans who died in that war have been buried under the flag of the U.N.? No they fought and died under the U.S. flag by choice. I know it is not exactly the same, but similar in regard to two different flags.

Should the U.S. flag be flown at the Hunley service? That should have been left up to the wishes of the families of the crew. If any had objections then their wishes should be honored. One has to remember the time the events took place to make a judgement.

This is an issue of history and should not be mixed with the issues of the Rebel battle flag of today. Let these men have their dignity and place in history.

  As for the battle flag being a symbol of racism for 140 years I agree with Savez, but would put the time frame in the latter half of the 20th century or the 21st century.

John

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