More Cultural Suicide, This Time at the National [sic] Cathedral

Thanks to MajWDC, we learn that the national cathedral in Washington, DC, is planning to remove stained glass panes that have– the horror!– Confederate flags in them:

The windows were installed in 1953 at the request of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and are two of many stained-glass bays on the cathedral’s main level.
The two windows were put in place to honor “the lives and legacies of Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee,” according to the Very Rev. Gary Hall, former dean of the National Cathedral.
Hall last year said the National Cathedral had installed these windows to “foster reconciliation” between the North and the South. But they did more than simply seek to repair a divided nation, he said…

So much for reconciliation, I suppose.

This is a nation erasing its history, suppressing a large segment of its own culture. This is not a good sign, and should be viewed with both sadness and alarm.

Oh, and by the way– the DNC press release CNN article states that “the middle two windows currently contain Confederate symbols.” Take a close look, it’s not just the middle two–

The middle two windows currently contain Confederate symbols.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to More Cultural Suicide, This Time at the National [sic] Cathedral

  1. MDL says:

    The ongoing erasure of history that some folks find distasteful and need to be protected from.

    Like

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