Southern sympathizers maintain their tradition

January 23, 2009

Despite the disgraceful decision by the Johns Hopkins University not to rent space to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the unfortunate support of that decision by The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board ("A Civil action," Nov. 21), a very successful Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson birthday ceremony was held Jan. 17.

Despite the severe cold, members of numerous patriot and historical groups, as well as interested citizens, gathered at the Lee and Jackson Monument to honor these two great Americans and the thousands who served with them.

Those of us who respect our ancestors and our history would not be deterred from holding our annual remembrance of that day by the intolerance of the Johns Hopkins University and The Baltimore Sun.

G. Elliott Cummings

The writer is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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