Confederate fighters get Delaware monument

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GEORGETOWN, Del. -- The first historical monument to honor Delawareans who fought for the Confederacy will be unveiled Saturday in Georgetown.

The unveiling will be at noon on the grounds of the Nutter B. Marvel Museum on South Bedford Street, with ceremonies at the monument at 1 p.m.

The ceremonies will include speeches, a 21-gun salute, cannon salutes, and re-enactors will walk the grounds afterward.

"We've invited quite a few people. We're expecting close to 200," said Middletown resident Wayne Yarnall, publicity co-chair for the Seaford-based Delaware Grays Camp 2068 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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Jim Ryan - 5/11/2007

What a great day for my native state!

A monument commemorating those who fought for slavery and white racism. What's next? A park dedicated to Delawareans who sympathized with Nazi Germany? How about replacing the state prison system with a miniature Stalinist gulag?

When will we learn that the evil our ancestors have done is best not put on public display--and certainly not venerated?