Va. awards $2.6m for battlefield preservation

Sep 20, 2012 Full story: WTOP-FM Washington

Virginia is providing $2.6 million in grant funding for the preservation of thousands of acres at Civil War battlefields.

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Darnit

Washington, DC

#1 Sep 21, 2012
Wait...we have how many unemployed in the state and they want to give it to battlefield preservation??? Has anyone ever thought this is a war we should be ASHAMED of? Not one we should celebrate???
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 21, 2012
Definitely paying too much in taxes if they have this much money to throw away at a national disgrace.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#3 Sep 21, 2012
Darnit wrote:
Wait...we have how many unemployed in the state and they want to give it to battlefield preservation??? Has anyone ever thought this is a war we should be ASHAMED of? Not one we should celebrate???
It's also a war we should never forget.
TEX

Palmyra, VA

#4 Sep 22, 2012
thinking free wrote:
Definitely paying too much in taxes if they have this much money to throw away at a national disgrace.
To dishonor the past is a a disgrace to try to rewrite history is the folly of a fool
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Sep 22, 2012
TEX wrote:
<quoted text> To dishonor the past is a a disgrace to try to rewrite history is the folly of a fool
LIke the saying goes if you forget the past your bound to repeat it but to honor this particular past event is unconscionable. Might as well wave the rebel flag in everyone's face. Its akin to idiots wearing the Nazi emblem on their arms. Bad enough we have a statue of Lee in the park downtown. To defend a stance on slavery which is really what this amounts to is one reason most yankees look down on the south, there is no defence on this, only shame.

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