Reidsville Mayor
Dear Sir:
Below is the e-mail I sent to Mayor Festerman.
Valerie Protopapas

Dear Mayor Festerman:
I have learned of the damage done to a monument to Confederate soldiers as the result of a motor vehicle accident and that yourself and the City Council are considering whether or not to repair it.
I am not a resident of your beautiful state, but I sincerely hope that you do whatever is necessary to restore this historic monument to the American soldier. In an act of Congress signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 23rd, 1958, those men who fought and died for the South in the War of Secession were afforded equal status to all other American soldiers who had fought in all of this nation’s wars from the days of the Revolution. You should look upon this monument raised on their behalf and to their glory as you would look upon any other memorial to any other American soldier and do what is right – restore it completely.
Today, alas, we suffer from a type of "politically correct" history that is neither correct nor history but it certainly is "political" in a very Marxist vein. It takes considerable personal courage to go against the grain and doing anything that promotes, protects and affirms Southern heritage and history requires intestinal fortitude.  However, looking at the photograph of yourself and the Council members, it would seem that – in appearance at least – such courage 
may still obtain even in these days of lesser descendants of greater ancestors.
It is my hope that you will all do the right thing not only for those who have gone before but for those who will come after.
God bless you all.
Valerie Protopapas
Long Island, New York