I am, to say the least, completely disgusted and outraged by the fact that Western Kentucky University had the audacity to remove the Civil War marker 67 from where it has stood for decades.
WKU, I believe, fabricated the construction excuse to have marker 67 temporarily removed in hopes no one would take notice that it had been taken down. WKU is well known for being a very liberal college, but this complete nonsense about political correctness is beyond belief and has to stop now! Now it seems that WKU is making more excuses about the whereabouts of the Civil War marker.
Like many other families in Warren County, mine included, we have lived in Warren County since the very early 1800s and are very proud of our Southern heritage. Like most of the Warren County families who settled here, we were just poor farming/military families. A member of my family has fought in every war from the Civil War through Vietnam. Both of my great-grandfathers fought in the Civil War, in which great-grandfather John Ford was killed just outside LaFayette, Tenn., about 1863. From Elizabethtown south to the Tennessee state line was considered Confederate territory, is what I was always told.
In just the first two to three years of the Civil War, over 200,000 Americans died fighting for their cause. The Civil War is part of this great nation's history, whether you agree with it or not. WKU had no right to remove our Civil War marker and I, for one, demand that it be placed back from where it came! My wife and I have supported WKU over the years in more ways than one, but until marker 67 is restored to its rightful place – well, you know how the rest of the story goes.
Shame on WKU!