I understand the new Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox VA has elected to not display the Confederate Battle Flag at the museum as they fear it may be offensive and have cited an excuse that the Battle Flag was not representative of the Confederate States of America but rather the individual states flags would better represent the CSA. That makes little sense and inaccurately provides the historical reference for the nation which was the Confederate States or America. The Confederate States were unified with a Constitution under the three Official National Flags and fought to maintain their independence from the United States of America largely under the Confederate Battle Flag and Navy Jack, at least for the last few years of its existence. The Battle Flag was present at Appomattox Courthouse and it would be a slap in the face to the Confederate veterans who proudly fought under that banner to disregard that flag and not display it at this museum. Don’t bow to some misconceived political correctness or cowardice and instead provide an accurate portrayal of the courage and determination and heritage which is exemplified by the veterans of the Confederate States of America and the Battle Flag under which they served. A museum exists to educate people to the actual history of the topic to which it is dedicated and displaying these Confederate flags represents a prime opportunity to educate the public to the truth behind the flags and the true cause for which these brave men fought. I hope the Museum of the Confederacy makes the wise and educated decision to proudly display these fine representations of Southern heritage.
Sincerely, Stuart Waldo