Every time I turn on the news there is another article about a civil war era statue either coming down or being protested to come down. I think every man,women and child are created equal. Let me get that out of the way up front. In no way am I a racist person. The problem with this new culture is we cannot turn our back on history and pretend it never happened. I don’t look at these statues and such as glorifying the confederate army or individual, but this war did happen. We can’t change that, only learn from it. The civil war resulted in 620,000 American deaths. Weather we like it or not this shaped our great country. If not for this war The Thirteenth Amendment of The United States Constitution might not have happened for years down the road. This amendment formally abolished slavery. The question comes in if these monuments serve the purpose of glorifying the person or are they a reminder of history that we don’t ever want to repeat. I say the rather. If we wanted to forget and pretend it never happened all names of these people would have to be stricken from history books and never taught to American youth. Just as the holocaust was a terrible unimaginable time in history for Europe you can still visit sites. I have never got the opportunity to visit these sights but a good friend of mine has. It said it was a life changing experience. The feeling you got to stand on ground where ten of thousands died in vain. This visit was not to glorify the terrible people who done this but to remember the victims and vowel to never let this happen again. All through history there has been terrible things that have happened. Presidents owned slaves, the White House was built by slaves, this does not make it right but it is history. We have got to educate our children by whatever means we can as to where this country has been and where we never want it to go back to. Will history fall and we repeat or will it stand and we learn from it?