On 4/24/11, "Henry Russ" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
That’s Not My Job, Man!
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it. But Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.
This email is being re-sent in hopes that compatriots will join in and help…I feel that the above story may fit here…in that Everybody thinks that Somebody will get the job done…unfortunately that has not been the case…We need concerned southern heritage lovers to reach in their wallets and send a donation to HK Edgerton, 71 Buffalo St, Asheville, N.C. 28806. Any amount of money will truly help! Please help and ask your friends to do the same and forward this to other southern compatriots. Deo Vindice! Henry
Here is some more background info on this "event" Please see the attached video link below. Rick Boswell, an SCV member in Opp, Alabama started a campaign to fund an HK Edgerton’s trip and a visit to this Memphis VA Hospital to show the Confederate Battle Flag and bring attention to this outrageous treatment of a 75 year old Korean War veteran who is paralyzed and who’s grandfather was a Confederate Soldier. Mr Perry Thrasher is one of our own and hopefully the SCV and Southron will come to his defense. Hopefully, you will find it in your heart and wallet to join those of us who are onboard sending HK to Memphis. Sincerely, Henry Russ
Subject: This is just wrong!
Folks, I really can’t believe that this has happened in the USA. A… 75 year old honorably discharged US Korean War veteran who’s grandfather was a Confederate soldier has been forced to remove a small Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) from his VA Hospital room where he (the veteran) has lived since 2007. The story says that a hospital worker was "offended" and thus the forced removal of the CBF from view. When is this insanity and political correctness going to end? Please view the video contained in the link below. Please take the time to forward this clip to your family and friends and please weigh in with your comments concerning this very serious violation of his first amendment rights. This is not a matter of life and death….It is much more serious than that! Deo Vindice. Henry Russ, proud member of Kirby-Smith SCV Camp 1209, Jax, Fl
VA Memphis Hospital Makes Veteran Take Down His Confederate Flag…. WREG-TV Memphis
From: Valerie Protopapas <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2011
Subject: Re: Everybody’s Job?: Apathy? (Shameful, Disgustful, Outrageous, etc.)
Response to such a travesty of decency and justice is everybody’s job! The only reason that the hospital caved over one person’s subjective opinion is that the administration knew that the individual could get help in his/her crusade to remove the flag while the poor vet would stand alone with the exception of his family. Most of the decisions made by institutions are not about what’s right and wrong but about avoiding as much trouble as possible. Hence the biggest mouths win mostly because we have been too damned silent for too damned long. I am sending a small check to HK today to put towards his efforts. I only wish it could be more but it seems that the biggest mouths have the biggest purses.