155 years ago North Carolina Seceded
The flag above was adopted in 1861 after the state of North Carolina seceded from the Union. This was a special day as 155 years ago North Carolina seceded. It shows two dates that are very important in North Carolina History. You can tell that May 20th is a big day in the history books of the Old North State.
The date reflected on the top is from the Mecklenburg Resolves. That is where the Committee of Safety declared all laws from the King or Parliament were null and void. This was a pretty big step and not one that was taken lightly.
The decision to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of America was another big step. Once again North Carolina was rebelling against authority from outside the Old North State. This one was telling the Federal government was middling in matters that should be settled by the State.
This day marks 155 years ago North Carolina seceded. It is a big day and one that should be remembered. It seems like 155 years later we are still facing the same issue. It remains to be seen how the current crisis will be resolved.
North Carolina has shown in the past that it will make hard decisions. 155 years ago North Carolina seceded and joined in what was a losing cause. Even during that war you could tell the North Carolina troops as our boys were generally supported very well.
On this Friday we should remember the bravery and sacrifices that we have made in the past. Stay strong for our beliefs and values that we hold dear. Make sure we embrace our history and the flag pictured above depicts that.