The march to graduation includes a procession of “lasts.” Last day of class, last lunch to pack. Finals. This is especially true for my husband and me this spring, as our youngest child completes high school.
There’s been talk for years about whether having U.S. military facilities named after Confederate generals is appropriate, and now in wake of Charleston and the South Carolina Confederate flag, it’s coming up again.
As thousands of people stroll through downtown Gettysburg and its nearby historic battlefields — only days before the heart of the July Fourth tourist season — dialogue over one of its Civil War symbols simmers.