For those that collect bits of military history, there are few flags that incite such furor as the Confederate flag. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are few flags that are as important to the history of a nation than that same flag. There are quite a few reasons why someone would want to display rebel flag stickers. Here are just a few of them.
1. For military historians, or just history buffs in general, the Confederate flag holds a special place in their hearts. From a purely objective point of view, the flag represents a huge part of the formation of this great country. Those that display the flag for historical purposes do so out of a sense of never forgetting the past. There is a saying that says “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.” This is especially true when collecting military history. Pieces are collected because of their significance.
2. Some people display these stickers out of a sense of fashion. The rebel flag is still quite popular among southern rock bands and rebel flag decor can still be seen on t-shirts, posters, and even on their instruments. Fans of southern rock often display their confederate flags at concerts.
3. There are still others who display the rebel flag for no other reason than to exercise the freedom of speech that many good people fought, and even died, to protect. Free speech experts have stated that it is the most controversial speech or symbols that need protecting. This is why there are those who exercise their right to display it, because they can.
As can be seen, there are valid reasons to purchase and display rebel flag memorabilia, especially stickers. While many military history stores have faced criticism for selling such items, it is undeniable that it still belongs in any remembrance of the past or in re-enactments of the Civil War, which are still quite popular around the country. By displaying such memorabilia, you are sure to elicit strong reactions from those around you that believe one way or another.