Your Most Recent Honor To Me

Dear Dennis and Brenda,

Thanks for forwarding this email to me.

I join Kenny Rowlette, the Director of the Liberty University Civil War Seminar, in saluting you both for your consistent and untiring efforts to educate the public about our Confederate ancestors. Our ancestors were truly men of great courage who gave their lives and all they possessed to protect their families and preserve the principles espoused by the founding fathers of America.

It is obvious to me that you have that same courageous Confederate blood flowing through your veins. I am very proud to have a Dixie Outfitters franchise under your care. I appreciate ya’ll very much.

Best Regards,
Dewey Barber
Owner, Dixie Outfitters

On May 1, 2008, at 7:58 AM, Dennis Beeton wrote:


I wanted you to know the director of the Liberty Civil War Seminar. If you wish to post this I think it embodies our mission statement.

Dennis and Brenda

Dennis & Brenda Beeton
195 Serenity Lane
Monroe, Virginia 24574
Dixie Outfitters of Madison Heights Website:
Store 434-846-3006
Home 434-386-6410

Subject: Your Most Recent Honor to Me
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 21:34:33 -0400

Gentlemen of the Nelson Grays,

I apologize for taking so long to do this, but the last few weeks have been quite stressful and also busy.

Since that Friday night at the LU Civil War Seminar, my mother has died, and I have spent the last three weeks doing nothing but literally grading papers since we are ending the semester at LU.

However, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how honored I was with the certificate that you gave me.

I have it hanging in my office at home to remind me of what a fine group of Southern gentlemen you are and how proud I am to be associated with you and the SCV.

As you know, I have relatives who fought for both sides, and I am equally proud of both of them. I would not trade my heritage for anything.

I hope that I can continue to merit your trust in me as we all endeavor to honor the brave men of the South and the North who fought in the Civil War.

To me, reminding the public that the Southern manhood was honorable, God-fearing, and brave is a sacred duty.

Together we can all keep their spirit and memory alive.

And I applaud you and all that you do to achieve this goal.

I was unaware of the hate crimes that have been perpetrated against the honorable Dennis and Brenda Beeton, and I am filled with anger and sorrow that this occurred.

However, I am also encouraged by their resilient spirit and know that they rise above this tragedy to do greater things for Southern heritage.

In closing, I am privileged to be held in your high esteem, and I will do all that I can to uphold it.

While I am proud to be from the great state of Kentucky (the mother state of Jefferson Davis), I am one who is also proud to have adopted Virginia as my home.


Kenny Rowlette