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    Who responded to this short diary.  I apologize for the post and run but was heading out the door to work.

    I was touched by the comments of those who likewise share in this history, and particularly by those from our friends in the Southern states.

    My main point in writing was not that Christian's experience was unique but how very common it was.

    Many millions of us today are descendants of the men who fought in that war.  Millions more are descended from those freed by it.  

    And just a certainly millions claim lineage from both.

    My other point was this...Christian was an immigrant, perhaps eight year at most in the U.S., when he chose to fight.

    He neither carried the sin of slavery nor the blood of those who founded this country.  Yet he volunteered to fight.  As did millions of other immigrants.  As millions of immigrants do today.

    Worth remembering in these days of debating immigration reform.

    Happy 4th to my friends here.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:24:26 PM PDT

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