Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Va Flaggers Call To Action: Defend the Honor of Robert E. Lee!


"Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight"
Psalm 144:1 A Psalm of David, and a favorite of General Robert Edward Lee.
As many of you are probably aware, a group of 7 minority Law students at Washington and Lee University have issued a list of demands to W&L University officials, which include the removal of Confederate Battle Flags from the LEE Chapel, prohibiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans from holding a Memorial Service in the LEE Chapel on the Lee-Jackson holiday, and denouncing the character of Robert E. Lee.

You can read more here:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/w-l-students-demand-removal-of-confederate-flags-decry-view/article_45941b3e-c5db-11e3-8e04-001a4bcf6878.html


W&L President Kenneth Ruscio responds here:
http://www.thenews-gazette.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1280%3Aruscio-responds-to-law-students-letter&catid=77%3Abreaking-news&Itemid=395


At the end of this blog post, you will find a link to a copy (.jpg) of the original letter from "The Committee", as the group is calling themselves.

Also included is a link to a letter (.pdf) we recently sent, by email and certified mail, to W&L President Kenneth Ruscio, Provost Daniel Wubah, and Board members.

Obviously, we feel very strongly that University officials MUST NOT capitulate in any way to these demands as any compromise would lead to more demands and more desecration.

We are calling on every person who has any interest in defending the honor of Robert E. Lee and/or has a vested interest in Washington & Lee University, to take a moment to write a letter and/or send an email to the officials we have listed below, for your reference and convenience.  Please counter each "demand", and thoughtfully and courteously ask them to stand in defense of General Lee and against those who would dishonor him and the University by association.

We also ask your help in forwarding this email to anyone who may be willing to help, and especially to Washington & Lee alumni and donors.

General Lee valiantly took up his sword in defense of Virginia; won't you take a few minutes to pen a letter in his defense?

Grayson Jennings
Virginia Flaggers

P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150
info@vaflaggers.com


University Contact Information:

President Mr. Kenneth Ruscio Washington and Lee University 204 West Washington Street Lexington, Virginia 24450 (540) 458-8700 president@wlu.edu

Provost Daniel Wubah Washington and Lee University Washington Hall 214 Lexington, Virginia 24450 (540) 458-8418 dwubah@wlu.edu

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Secretary of the University: James D. Farrar, Jr. Washington & Lee University 203 Washington Hall Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 458-8465 jdfarrar@wlu.edu

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees: Katherine Brinkley Washington & Lee University 202 Washington Hall Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 458-8417 kbrinkley@wlu.edu

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5 comments:

Richard Bohlman said...

I for one thought that the letter by the VA Flaggers was great! How about a boiler letter that can be posted on the VA Flaggers website so that others can just copy/paste it into their e-mails and everyone is stating the same facts to W&L!

Richard Bohlman said...

I for one thought that the letter by the VA Flaggers was great! How about a boiler letter that can be posted on the VA Flaggers website so that others can just copy/paste it into their e-mails and everyone is stating the same facts to W&L!

C.W. Roden said...

I may write my own letter.

unreconstructed said...

I, my wife and several friends were their and dressed appropriately for the most recent Lee/Jackson Day. The whole weekend, including the ball presented by the local SCV Unit made it a most memorable weekend. It hurts me to my soul that several PC 'law' students at Washington and Lee University seek to destroy almost 200 years of tradition, mostly, I believe to enhance their personal status among those who seek to destroy all things, Southern. They are not worthy to lick the boots of the most Christian of Christian gentlemen of of this , or any, age. Shame on them. And shame on them for trying to distort the truth of Marse Lee and his times.

Doris Mccoy said...

these students are causing this ruckus because they want to celebrate mlk day.they do not know anything about lee and learn the facts before you try to disgrace the honorable general lee. you might not know but the the scv compromised the lee-Jackson day annual date to allow no conflict with mlk day. you are standing on no grounds for what you are doing. to the university you need to stop this now!