Remember the past
Regarding “Let’s rid ourselves of Confederate statue” (Page A15, Aug. 21), if we forget the past, we cannot learn from it to create a better future. Wiping out every horrible thing in our past will not change the fact that the events still happened.
Even worse, some people will begin inventing their own versions of the past, glorifying and cementing the false notions they carry about the Confederacy.
Instead, I want it so that one day we can remember the truth about the Confederacy. So that we can never again make the same mistakes made in the past. And so that people in the future cannot only confidently say “we won,” but also that the true ideals of American freedom won in the end.
Ronald Peters, Pearland