First they came for Robert E. Lee…………

Could George Washington be far behind? Apparently not!

Yesterday all across America, there were celebrations commemorating and celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One such commemoration occurred on the state house steps in Columbia South Carolina, where the NAACP used the holiday to not only commemorate the King holiday, but they also utilized the holiday to march to the state house steps to protest the continued presence of the Confederate flag being flown on state property at the Confederate Memorial.

Rally draws 1,200 to State House

Marchers once again took on the Confederate flag during Monday’s King Day at the Dome rally, but they also spoke out against the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s secession and legislative proposals to cut state spending on education and pass tougher anti-illegal immigration laws.

On a side note, something else occurred on the state house steps of South Carolina yesterday. Something that seems to have completely escaped the notice of the majority of media in America. It too was a part of the protest and it was a backdrop to the speakers present to deliver their speeches as part of the NAACP protest. But no one seems to have taken much notice of it and it seems to have been completely overlooked by most everyone in the media involved in covering the protest in South Carolina. See if you can spot what occurred.

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Flanked by (L)Edward Dubose and (R) Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., Rev. William Barber, III instructs the crowd to insist and continue to fight until South Carolina takes down the Confederate flag from the State House grounds. Hundreds of people attended the prayer service, march and rally at the State House, Monday morning at the annual King Day at the Dome event. (photos by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin kkfoster@thestate.com) – Kim Kim Foster-Tobin/kkfoster@th/The State

Perhaps a different angle will help… This view was taken from behind the speakers podium.

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In case you are having trouble figuring it out, here is the caption for the last photograph.

The monument of George Washington was concealed from the crowd during the King Day at the Dome rally. Hundreds of people attended the prayer service, march and rally at the State House, Monday morning at the annual King Day at the Dome event. (photos by Kim Kim Foster-Tobin kkfoster@thestate.com) – Kim Kim Foster-Tobin/kkfoster@th/The State

Someone at the rally reported that there was concern that Washington’s statue might “offend” someone. So, if it might, even possibly offend “someone” we must cover it up, erase it, delete it, silence it hide it, abolish it…………..

Yet another blow to our historical heritage.

Annual Lee/Jackson Banquet is this Thursday night

Sons of Confederate Veterans member 2010

Image via Wikipedia

Everyone interested in Southern History is invited.
Lee – Jackson
Birthday Celebration
Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Ellis County Women’s Building
407 W. Jefferson, Waxahachie
“Lions or Donkeys?”
A Discussion of Confederate Generalship
By Richard F. Selcer Ph.D.

Author of Lee vs. Pickett: Two Divided by War

Reception follows

Featuring desserts from the Lee Family Cookbook
Including General Lee’s Favorite Cake,
Mrs. Lee’s Gingerbread, Mrs. Lee’s Caromels & more

Hosted by Parsons’ Rose #9, Texas Society Order of Confederate Rose
O.M. Roberts Camp 178, Sons of Confederate Veterans

972-937-9090 or l.wilhoite@sbcglobal.net for more information

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Commanders Podcast for 12-27-10

Get ready for four plus years of the media, and certain political groups attacking the SCV for presenting living history, commemorating the events of the War Between the States and, of course, dragging our ancestors name through the mud. Go here to listen to my thoughts on this.



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Welcome to the Sons of Confederate Veterans O.M.Roberts camp Waxahachie, Texas

Preserving history, honoring our Confederate ancestors. This is the blog of the O.M. Roberts Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Waxahachie, Texas.

Our camp meets every third Thursday at Cancuns, on Highway 77 in Waxahachie, Texas.

I am the Camp Commander, Doug Hagin, and our camp welcomes all visitors to come on down, have a meal, with us, and listen to ou historical presentation. We have a speaker every month, and we are always looking for speakers to come talk to us.

We are also always looking for descendants of Confederate veterans to join us, in both preserving their memory, and honoring their service.

You can find ouit more about the SCV, at their blog here and their website here. The website of the Texas Division is located here. PLease peruse these sites, and you may contact me via e-mail for more information. Gatordoug1@sbcglobal.net

 

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