From: HK Edgerton <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 9:03 AM
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report Part 1 / Virginia / Veterans Day / The Streets
To: siegels1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Tuesday November 10, 2015, donned in the uniform of the Southern Soldier, alongside Ms. Crystal Webb, I would post the Colors outside the doors of Christiansburg High School, in Christiansburg, Virginia for some 4 hours. Afterwards we would make our way to the Christiansburg School Board meeting where the 1st reading of the resolution to ban targeted symbols worn by students in some 15 schools county wide.
Given only 3 minutes to address the Board, I knew that this would not be enough time to influence their decision to ban the Confederate Flag, So I placed before them the Historic March Across Dixie Pictorial Journal that clearly depicts a different tale about the relations and love that Southern folk… Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White have for the Southern Cross; and a a journal of facts that I put together showing much the same.
In those allotted 3 minutes I would remind the Board that this was General Robert E. Lee’s Virginia; a man considered the best officer in the United States Army,who had been offered command of the main federal forces after Fort Sumter, but the Virginian in complete agony chose to follow his state out of the Union. And furthermore, just like the Honorable General Thomas Stonewall Jackson were friends and family to the African people, and to ask them now to turn their backs on them, their Colors and the honor earned by those Africans who made the implements of war, provided the food stuffs for General Lee’s command, protected the home places while the men were away, and even while they were not there legally; fought beside a man that they not only called Master, but also family and friend.
The reading which can be found on the Montgomery County School Board website would ban anything that depicts White power, Black power, Nazi’s, the Confederate Flag or any other hate group. I knew that if this resolution was not cleansed in the second reading; the School Board would face strong legal action .
I would drive all night to Columbia, South Carolina still donned in the Southern soldiers uniform, post the Colors outside the Lizard Thicket Restaurant, pose for many, many pictures, accept the love and affection from so many folks, Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White. And several hours later, ride alongside the Honorable T.Ralph Meetze behind the Confederate Honor Guard in the Veterans Day Parade to the complete delight of the many who had gathered as I waved the Colors and chanted the Rebel Yell and popped a salute to all those smiling faces on the Viewing Stand.
On this day, it was so hard to fathom that the lies told would bring the Southern Cross from the place of Honor on the Confederate Soldiers Monument as the crowds gathered would cheer profusely as we passed them by.
Part two of this Report will be issued after Thanksgiving, and for the many seeking the March Across Dixie Pictorial Journal and related DVD’s; they can be purchased
on Amazon and Ebay. God bless you!
HK Edgerton www.southernheritage411.com