Tuesday, July 29, 2014

W&L Denies, then Admits Incident with 15 Year Old DID Take Place...

Almost as soon as the story broke of the 15 year old boy who was forced to remove his shirt, cap, and name badge because they contained images of the Confederate flag before being allowed to visit the LEE Chapel Saturday, several amateur historians/bloggers immediately called his story false, labeled it a "publicity stunt"  and used it to continue their campaign of slander and false attacks against the Va Flaggers and the SCV. 

At the same time, when asked for a statement by the press, W&L officials DENIED THE INCIDENT EVER TOOK PLACE, effectively joining the bloggers in their chorus of hate, and calling the boy a liar.

"Meanwhile, university officials initially denied the allegations being brought against it. Brian Eckert, the spokesperson for Washington and Lee, stated there is no indication the incident took place."

http://www.wsls.com/story/26129469/sons-of-confederate-veterans-demand-apology-from-washington-lee

However, on Tuesday the University admitted that because of "safety" reasons they forced 4 people "not to carry or wear Confederate flags or emblems on the campus."

We never ONCE doubted the honesty or integrity of this young man! SHAME ON Washington & Lee for trying to cover up their misconduct, and for impugning the character of a 15 year old boy! HE told the truth.  THEY did not.  Is it any wonder such men have no regard for the honor and integrity of Robert E. Lee?

http://vaflaggers.blogspot.com/2014/07/update-washington-leelee-chapel-flags.html

CALL TO ACTION!

Please contact University officials and request the University end its discriminatory, random, undefined policy and apologize for its mistreatment of persons of Confederate ancestry.  Please, write, phone or e-mail:

University President
Kenneth P. Ruscio
(540) 458-8700
(540) 458-8945 (fax)

Senior Assistant to the President
Elizabeth Knapp
(540) 458-8867
(540) 458-8745 (fax)

Brian Eckert
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
540.458.8459
beckert@wlu.edu

Julie S. Cline
Office Manager
540.458.8954
jcline@wlu.edu

Mailing Address:

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116

We MUST keep the skeer on...will you help?

Grayson Jennings
Virginia Flaggers

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

1 comment:

Dan Dry said...

This is pitiful,why in the name of history would w&l do something so hurtful to all the people who cherish their ancestors?Did George Washington have slaves? If he did shame on you for using his name and having his pic on our dollar bill.shake my head,political correctness will kill this country and history repeats itself,so I would be careful teaching our youth-they will run this country one day.