This is for Madison's Mayor Soglin, who has removed the marker from the graves of the Confederates who died at Camp Randall prison camp.
..."My father remembered as a child when his grandfather Luther contributed
to build the Confederate Memorial in Woodlawn Cemetery. It's a bronze
stele of a young man in uniform mounted on granite with an inscription
that reads "In memory of the confederate soldiers of the war between the
states who died in Elmira Prison and lie buried here." It stands over
the old mass grave amid rows of white crosses, one for each of the 2,970
men. Milton was dead by the time it was erected, in 1937, but Luther
contributed in honor of the uncle he'd never known. Calvin left no works
of art, no good work, not even fine installed toilets or trains that
reached the station safely. He left no children, no genes to pass down
the ages. He left nothing but a brother's love.
"Now the Nazis have claimed our story, have claimed our statues, and
protesters march with banners and shout to tear down these memorials,
these horrific symbols of evil people which were raised in hate to
intimidate and frighten. They've taken our story, and we will lose the
Let me ask you, Mayor: Who is the Nazi in this story? Hmmmmmm???
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