Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

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Alabama Confederate Monument - carved in 1898 by Alexander Doyle out of Russellville limestone, granite, and with bronze sculptures sitting on a Russellville limestone base.

Alabama Confederate Monument – carved in 1898 by Alexander Doyle out of Russellville limestone, granite, and with bronze sculptures on Russellville limestone base.


From Every Angle
This weeks photo challenge is “from every angle”. In photography, literature, news and all types of media there is always another “angle”. Some stories or photos may provide a single meaning to one person and a totally different meaning to another. Some photos or images may stir up perceived feelings of conflict and others may see history and heritage in the same image. Those of us here today can not fathom what our ancestors were thinking or doing some 150+ years ago. We can do research and try to piece together a broad idea of what our great grand parents may have been doing during this time. If you were asked to protect your family and your way of life, would you hide in the shadows? My great grandfather did join the cause and fight for the confederacy. I do not know what his reasons were for joining. Census shows that he was only 19, single and a farmer. Maybe he wanted to protect his family, way of life and livelihood or maybe he didn’t have a choice…

In 2015 the Governor of Alabama made a choice to remove the Confederate state flags from around this monument. History is history and we should remember what has happened in the past…those who choose to ignore the past tend to repeat past mistakes.