Ret. Col. Shelby K. Little stood adorned with the full attire of a Texas Confederate Cavalryman as “The Yellow Rose of Texas” played Tuesday afternoon on a boom box hidden behind the Confederate Civil War statue in front of the Williamson County Courthouse.
“This is not a monument to the Confederacy. This is a monument to the soldiers in our families who died,” Little said. “It’s worth remembering the tragedies of losing family just as it is worth remembering that slavery happened so it doesn’t happen again.”
Little, of Georgetown, is a representative of the Williamson County Grays—a chapter of the national organization Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group’s website states its members are direct descendants of the United Confederate Veterans and the organization seeks to honor those who “served in the War for Southern Independence.”
Each day through the end of April, the Williamson County Grays will post outside of the county courthouse to meet with area residents interested in learning more about Confederate history. April marks Confederate History and Heritage Month by state resolution.
“We’re not out to fly a confederate flag in anyone’s face. But we fly it to honor the memories of those we lost,” Little said. “More than 800 confederate vets are buried in Williamson County even though Williamson County was one of a handful of Texas counties that voted against succession.”…