Happy Birthday to Robert E. Lee

A great man, a humble man, a devoted father, husband, Christian, a military genius, and a heroic figure for anyone who studies his life. Robert E. Lee was born this day in 1807.

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.