Forum and Protest ~ R.E.Lee's tomb desecrated
LEXINGTON RALLY - LEE CHAPELThe Stonewall Brigade Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans is currently working to hold a mass rally against the desecration of Robert E. Lee's tomb for Saturday, July 26th. We will hold a rally in downtown Lexington followed by a community wide presentation by Dr. Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University at 4pm regarding the matter. We invite the community to attend the events and look forward to hosting an open discussion following Dr. DeRosa's presentation titled "The Heroical Robert E. Lee: Under Attack by the Useful Idiots of the Ruling Class." More information will follow.
The Stonewall Brigade SCV strongly condemns the cowardice act of graver robbery that just occurred at the hands of the Washington & Lee University's administration. The university removed the Confederate flags from Robert E. Lee's memorial and tomb in Lee Chapel after the complaints of some "offended" students. Had this cowardice act occurred at any other military cemetery at the grave of any other veteran, we would immediately demand the arrest of the wrong doers. It is a shame and disgrace to desecrate the grave of an American Icon or any military veteran for that matter.
This sad chapter in our history means that change is likely to occur concerning Lee-Jackson Day. The W&L administration has now made it virtually impossible for our annual event to be held at Lee Chapel with their announcement of censorship and barring the entry of our participants from the grounds following our annual parade from Jackson's grave.
January 16-17 2015
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I felt there were great principles to be maintained, a holy cause to be defended, and determined upon my course - R.E.Lee April 8, 1865
Lee-Jackson Day is a celebration of the lives of two great heroes and most noteworthy citizens of Lexington, Virginia. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson were both born near this date which became a longstanding state holiday across the South. While neither man was born here, both spent the final years of their lives as residents of Lexington. Stonewall Jackson arrived here prior to the War Between the States and became an integral part of the community as a church leader and professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Robert E. Lee arrived in Lexington following the war and rescued a destitute college that was later renamed Washington and Lee in his honor. Both men are buried here which makes the town a fitting venue to commemorate their lives. We welcome you to join us as we honor not only their military genius, but their personal lives, faith, and character. We also encourage you to walk the streets and explore the town upon which both men left their permanent mark and legacy.