Stolen from Texas Fred.
I do NOT celebrate this *other* so-called holiday. You can celebrate YOUR heroes and holidays as you wish and I will celebrate MINE! I bear no ill will to those that celebrate the *other* holiday, I hope they are open-minded enough to feel the same in return.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
January 30, 1975, Senate Joint Resolution 23, a joint resolution to restore posthumously full rights of citizenship to General R. E. Lee was introduced into the Senate by Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (I-VA). The resolution was to restore the U.S. citizenship to Robert E. Lee effective June 13, 1865. This resolution was the result of a five year campaign to posthumously restore Robert E. Lee’s U.S. citizenship.
On September 28, 1870, Lee suffered a stroke. He died two weeks later, shortly after 9 a.m. on October 12, 1870, in Lexington, Virginia from the effects of pneumonia.
Here in Texas we take our holidays, traditions and heritage quite seriously.
Read the entire story, Fred went way beyond what was needed to present a factual and well written piece.