Thursday, June 12, 2014
General Lee In Ft. Myers
From our friends in Florida…
Good news for a change.
William Footman Camp in Fort Myers did our cause well this morning with the rededication of the Robert E. Lee bust renovation. After years of weather wear General Lee was atoned in bright gold and resting at the top of the monument downtown.
Commander Rob Gates and his camp managed the entire project with many city and Lee County dignitaries on hand as you will see in the attached file. Gates is a past recipient of the Ulmer Award.
Compliments to 15th Brigade Commander Tom Fyock, and member Charlie Hickman for their hours of work and planning. Also in attendance was Florida Division Heritage Chairman Graham Smith from Tallahassee and 11th Brigade Commander Leon Arthur.
The Footman camp defended Lee’s portrait in the Commissioners Chambers earlier this year with a heritage victory.
Forward the Colours
5th Lt. Commander
Florida DivisionSons of Confederate Veterans
Comm Pendergrass, Mayor Henderson, Cmdr Gates, UDC Pres Macomber
Macomber, Mayor Henderson, Stickles, McLain, Cmdr Arthur, Lewis