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Across The Fence: To Honor a Flag


My column this week is about two different flags and several men who pledged allegiance to the flag that represented their personal beliefs and convictions.

The story of these men and the different flags that they honored is entwined within the context of the American Civil War and the banners that hundreds of thousands of men fought under and died for. For the Union, the flag was The Stars and Stripes and for the Confederacy it was The Stars and Bars.

Right or wrong, each flag stirred the passions of men who believed in the principles for which they stood. This story is about the convictio...

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