LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Posted in: OpinionsLetters to the Editor Reaction continues to Confederate float letter I was surprised to see a letter in the Bulletin (in the Sept. 18 edition) from a Bandera resident regarding the inclusion of the Sons of The Confederacy/Sons of Confederate Veterans float. I can only speak for myself and as a native-born Texan, I am very proud of my Confederate ancestors who fought a noble fight for what they believed in, which was states’ rights. The slavery issue did not come about until President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation in the third year of the war, 1863, which stated: “all persons held as slaves within (the rebellious ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!