Hopkins University Heritage Violation
If I may, one minor correction on the title for Mr. Waldburg-Zeil’s fine letter, the Generals Lee and  General Jackson Birthday Ceremony is definitely  NOT  "cancelled."    We will not allow Hopkins to prevent us from holding  this annual event to honor these two great American leaders.  It will be held on January 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Only the post ceremony refreshments and social gathering has been cancelled. In addition, because of this unjust decision by Hopkins, no rest room facilities will be available.
The John Hopkins University has changed their story five times when speaking to different people: on the reason for this decision:
1. The SCV is a   "Confederate" organization
2. Hopkins is conducting a review of all rentals and the Sons of Confederate     
    Veterans is not being singled out
3. The Lee/Jackson Ceremony is "offensive"
4. The Lee/Jackson Ceremony is too close to Martin Luther King Day
5. Hopkins does not want the Confederate Battleflag on its Campus
I wonder what excuses 6, 7, and 8 will be?
Also, we have a new contact in addition to President Brody, Dennis O’Shea, a Hopkins Public  Affairs Officer. He provided reason # 5. He can be reached at:
E mail:  dro@jhu.edu 
Phone: 443-287-9960
Comments may still be sent to President Brody at:
William R. Brody
The Johns Hopkins University
Office of the President
242 Garland Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218
President’s Office Phone: 410-516-4351
E mail: wrbrody@jhu.edu
Thank you, and everyone, for all their help on this important issue.
Elliott Cummings
Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp #1388