Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Greetings fellow Southerners
My apology for getting to this so late, but family life is hectic right now getting the kids ready for school and having just gotten back form our recent engagement. I am very happy to report, that yet again, the 37th Texas and its Conglomeration of honorable heritage defenders scored yet another major heritage victory for the South. Contrary to the opinions of others, the media once again did a good job in reporting the events of the day in regards to our purpose and strategy. Furthermore, the NPS, and accompanying law enforcement officials were also very cordial and respectful, and worked very well with and for us.
We stepped onto the field for our engagement at around 1:20 just after the Klan had gotten started. I think starting later actually worked for us in that I believe it lulled the KKK into a sense of "maybe they aren’t going to show." As the newspapers stated 7 reenactrors, 3 of which were 37th Texas, and one of which was my good friend Mike Wolgemuth a Union blue reenactor, SUV member, and one of the staunchest Southern heritage defenders North or South that I know. Mike and I led everyone in a rousing chorus of War time song, including the singing of Dixie, and stood strong, tall and proud as did our ancestors in yester years. Union Mike wants to have as much prior notice as possible the next time we take on the Klan, as he wishes to bring his entire Unit next time and really hammer the message home.
The only thing that would have made the day go much better would have been to have a lot more Southern warriors there with us. I issued a challenge through my conversations with the media. I basically stated that the Klan has been allowed for too long to claim and misuse and abuse our history and heritage for too long. The battle lines have been drawn, and whenever the set foot on our sacred land, we will forever meet them in honor, duty and pride.
In Duty and Honor,
Bob Harrison, 1st Sergeant
37th Texas Cavalry, Company B, CSA