How to Celebrate Robert E Lee Day

How to Celebrate Robert E Lee Day

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#1 Jan 21, 2013
Copied from : Five states - Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama - mark Robert E. Lee's birthday, January 19, as an official holiday. But whether you are in the North or South, you can celebrate the life of this Southern gentleman.

United States

#2 Jan 21, 2013
Step 1 of 6
Read a biography of Robert E. Lee. Or better yet, explore some of his own writings; they'll always give you more insight into a character than a second-person rendering.

United States

#3 Jan 21, 2013
Step 2 of 6
Take a trip to Virginia and tour Lee's homes: Stratford Hall Plantation, where he was born; the house in Alexandria where he grew up; and Arlington House, now known as the Robert E. Lee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
ProudSouthernBel le

United States

#4 Jan 21, 2013
Tips & Warnings
Don't be misled by Lee's Confederate uniform. True, he led the Southern forces through the Civil War, but he deplored slavery. A West Point-trained officer who fought with valor in the Mexican War, he made a heart-wrenching decision to remain loyal to his native state when Virginia seceded from the Union.

United States

#5 Jan 21, 2013
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the state's largest newspaper, typically runs a long editorial noting the general's birthday each year. King receives a similar tribute.
In its Lee tribute last year, the newspaper's editorial page read: "Despite his legend, the general could not command events — yet he remained in full command of his response to those events. Which is why not all the rains that have come and gone since his time have been able to wash out the single name that still sums up whatever is best in us and in this, our ever fecund, always forgiving South: Lee."

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#6 Jan 21, 2013
After President Dwight D. Eisenhower revealed on national television that one of the four “great Americans” whose pictures hung in his office was none other than Robert E. Lee, a thoroughly perplexed New York dentist reminded him that Lee had devoted “his best efforts to the destruction of the United States government” and confessed that since he could not see “how any American can include Robert E. Lee as a person to be emulated, why the President of the United States of America should do so is certainly beyond me.” Eisenhower replied personally and without hesitation, explaining that Lee was, “in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. . . . selfless almost to a fault . . . noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history. From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities . . . we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.”

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#7 Jan 21, 2013
Thank you for calling...home of fine southern gentleman...we will be serving mint juleps on the veranda at 6:00.


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#8 Jan 21, 2013
How many of these are needed?

Since: Jan 13

West Helena, AR

#9 Jan 21, 2013
This is almost as moving as BadLarrys ode to mlk........not!!!

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