Sunday, March 20, 2016

Va Flaggers: RE Lee Statue in Charlottesville Latest Target of PC

Charlottesville Vice-Mayor calls for removal of the magnificent RE Lee equestrian statue, and wants the park renamed:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/31521671/vice-mayor-wes-bellamy-take-down-robert-e-lee-statue

 "Charlottesville's vice mayor is calling on City Council to take down a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee and rename the park that surrounds it.

Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy and his supporters will hold a press conference in Lee Park on Tuesday. Bellamy says this is a chance for the community to stand together to show the city that it's time for change.

He says the Robert E. Lee statue has symbolized a lot of different things since it was installed in 1924. Bellamy believes city leaders need to take action when anyone in the community feels disrespected.

"I've spoken with several different people who have said they have refused to step foot in to that park because of what that statue and the name of that park represents. And we can't have that in the city of Charlottesville," Bellamy said.

Charlottesville City Councilor Kristin Szakos faced strong criticism a few years ago for questioning the relevance of the Confederate statues.

http://wina.com/news/064460-064460-064460-064460-064460-bellamy-backs-removing-statue/
Apparently, the Vice-Mayor's "supporters" include the members of this group "Unity in the Community"...


Are YOU mad enough yet?


Call to action:

*Call and/or email City Council members ASAP and voice your displeasure with this proposal.  Remind them that removal of monuments is still protected by Va State law. and is listed on the Virginia Landmark Registry and the National Register of Historic Places.   Ask them if they really want to bring this kind of disunity and unrest to their city by disrespecting the history and heritage of its citizens.  Tell them to leave our monuments and memorials alone.

An email to this address: council@charlottesville.org will be sent to each Council member, the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and the Clerk of Council.
You can also use this link to contact each council member individually via phone and/or email:  http://www.charlottesville.org/departments-and-services/departments-a-g/city-council/council-members

"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."  ~ R. E. Lee

The Virginia Flaggers

2 comments:

Floyd Arnold said...

I just sent them a nice long letter stating that they were ignorant of the historical facts of the war, and then proceeded to give them a "history lesson."

Unreformed 2015 said...

Also sent them a letter.....