Look Away, Dixieland

Dear South Carolina,

As your legislators debate the Confederate flag issue, please take a moment to reflect.

Original flag 13

Philadelphia, PA

You were settled in 1663 as the Carolina province.

You were one of 13 original colonies. We shared a flag.

From 1777, with these words…

“WHITE signifies purity and innocence,
RED, hardiness & valor,
BLUE, signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”

Soldiers from all 13 colonies died for independence; we were the United States.

Just a reminder.

Please do your research. Know your true history.

Take it down.

It is long past time.

“Old times there are not forgotten. Look away, look away, look away, Dixieland.” 1850


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14 Responses to Look Away, Dixieland

  1. George says:

    Terrific…couldn’t agree more. It’s long past time.

  2. It is an ugly symbol.

    • Folks there used to say it was about their pride, their shared suffering, their heritage as Southerners.
      BS..it was put up there in the 1960’s as a protest of the Civil Rights Movement. Do they think we are all so blind to that one ?? Glad it seems to have passed, John, thanks for the comment. ☺

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    Thank God they did the decent thing.

  4. I was glad to see it come down. Hopefully others will follow suit and remove it from their own properties. Now we all need to deal with guns.

  5. markbialczak says:

    Brilliant, Van. And: Finally!

    • Yep, it was a good day for South Carolina, and maybe a healing day for the nation. I was relieved to see there were not a lot of protesters when it came down…or maybe the locals just drowned them out. ☺ Either way…win, win !

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