An article in Montgomery Advertiser on December 1, 2012 caught my attention. It was about Trace Adkins, Country Music Artist and Singer. He was performing at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony wearing an earpiece decorated like a (gasp) Confederate Battle Flag.
That would not bother me or you now would it? When he was criticized for it he said: “As a proud American I object to oppression of any kind.  To me, the battle flag represents remembrance of my Southern lineageā€”I am a descendant of Confederate soldiers who followed that flag into battle. I advocate for the preservation of America’s battlefields and honest conversation about our Country’s history. To those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense.”
Trace, YOU ROCK!!!