With all due respect toward the Sons of Confederate Veterans, frankly, how many more boring monuments do we have to build to honor our second-place status in the Late Unpleasantness? Why not honor the man who enabled the south to rise, Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of air conditioning? A giant representation of evaporating coils suits me.
Or, if we must honor a locally born person, how about Emily C. MacDougald, my great-great-grandmother? Born in 1848, she was the daughter of Col. & Mrs. John Fitten. In addition to helping the wounded in both the Civil War and World War I, she led Georgia toward equality for women as a suffragette and first director-at-large of the Georgia League of Women Voters.
Nancy M. Albert
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