Both Southern and Northern mothers mourned the loss of sons and husbands. One can only wonder what those lives loss, both North and South, could have done for this wonderful country. We cannot remove the spilled blood from every battleground and separate the Northern blood from the Southern blood. It is all American blood.
Honor the memory of all, Southern or Northern, who served this great country from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan. Like the veterans of the War Between the States, we are all American.
God bless America, and God bless our veterans.