Remembering Silent Sam Until He Is Restored - Citizens Leave Flowers As Remembrance
Some folks are wondering what they can do RIGHT NOW about Silent Sam. On top of contacting university officials, law enforcement, and elected officials, here’s something else ANYONE can do.
If you are in the vicinity, pick up a small bouquet of flowers or even a single stem and take it and leave it at the base. Yes, it may disappear soon, but so what? For however long it remains, it will be a reminder that there are those who still remember those 1800+ students and aren’t going to forget their courage and sacrifice, no matter what.
The statue may be gone temporarily but the monument remains, and is still a beautiful memorial in its own right.
I’ve been to this monument. It is easy to access from the sidewalk. PLEASE let’s get this going. Take a photo when you leave your flowers, and share it with us...and share this post to encourage others to do the same. #WeAreSilentSam#NeverForget
I made this post on social media yesterday and today I was delighted to get a message from our friends at ActbacNC that they were on their way to leave some flowers...
Many thanks to our friends at ActbacNC for laying flowers at the Silent Sam memorial today. ❤️ They told us that as they were leaving, they looked back and a young man was kneeling by flowers at the memorial with his head bowed, praying. Let's continue to encourage those who are bullied and harassed into silence. . #IAmSilentSam#ShameOnUNC
We also want to share a WONDERFUL article from our friend Ben "Cooter" Jones, entitled "Silent Sam and Me". We encourage you to read and share... https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/silent-sam-and-me/