A call to arms (or action rather...)
I rarely post on this forum...choosing rather to quietly fume or chuckle at the general discourse. Today, however, as I listened to the local news as I drove through the Manassas battlefield on my way to work, I heard a story about an attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, who has taken it upon himself to campaign for the removal of a statue of a Confederate soldier in the square of the courthouse...
I have been a history student since the age of 9. I have been a battekfield tour guide for 10 years, and a reenactor for more than 15 years...I will never wear a grey uniform...as a matter of choice. But this kind of ignorance being exhibited by this gentleman is precisely why I reenact, why I volunteer in schools, and why I am posting this today. One can assume that this attorney has some level of education which afforded him the opportunity to reach his station, but I think perhaps he could benefit from a little reminder of what it took to forge this nation out of the ashes of the Civil War, and it is not his providence to determine how we choose to honor the dead from that conflict. I would encourage everyone to contact this gentleman: John Flannery, Attorney, Leesburg, Virginia telephone 703.771-8344 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colonel, Acting Chief of Staff,
Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Middle Division
"There is only one decisive victory: the last."
- Carl von Clausewitz
"There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people."
- Generaloberst Heinz Guderian