Robert E. Lee deserves a monument. He was actually against slavery during the Civil War, but his unwavering sense of loyalty to his people, “his country”, of Virginia, kept him from siding with the Union. He was actually given command of the Union Army, but gave up his reputation and property to protect those he called family. For those reasons he deserves a monument, and the Nazi’s should stop using him as an example.
- Lee fought very hard for what the flag represents.
- It is terrible to put the flag in the same group as a swastika
- I am proud of my southern heritage
“During the war, Lee lost nearly everything, including his home when Arlington was turned into the National Cemetery and of course lost the war and his citizenship.”