I am saddened that the people of North Carolina (and now Maryland) choose to change the history of the United States by pulling down the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and the other statues. Don’t they realize that by removing those statues they will also have to take all the history books off the shelves and re-write them?

I wonder if they realize that by pulling down the Confederate flag they are abandoning Confederate Memorial Day. I have looked that up and that holiday is “any of several days appointed for the commemoration of service men of the confederacy; April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi; May 10 in North and South Carolina; June 3 in Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas; and May 30 in Virginia.” (Source: Webster’s 7th New Collegiate Dictionary)

There again — rewriting history. Why is it so impossible to leave things alone?

Judy Baird, Lewiston

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