20 September 2015

Jeb Stuart Being Honored Again in Stuart, Virginia

And in a government building, no less.
This week, the County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rehang the portrait on the Wall of Honor located in the County/Administration building. . . .
the portrait will hang with other local veterans on the Wall of Honor.
I'm sure the activist historians will not be happy about this.

And for those interested in the view of someone who has probably studied Jeb Stuart more than anyone alive today, I'd recommend the thoughts and perspective of Patrick County native and historian, Tom Perry here.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

One CW blogger has said decisions about honoring or not honoring Confederates should be left up to local communities. In this case, the local community has spoken. There should be no complaint from those quarters.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

To them, this just means the "community" (and others like it) is made up of ignorant haters. Some of them have even said so.

Jubilo said...

"JEB" rides again ! Glad to see history restored.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes Jub and on the "wall of honor" no less. Poetic justice.

Eddie said...

I do not feel that it was the removal of the portrait that stirred people up so thoroughly. It was primarily Clark's utter contempt and condemnation of Confederate soldiers and those who honor their memory and valor. I am glad the county supervisors have chosen to place the portrait in a more viewable place.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

PC nonsense.

I. Adair said...

Thank God. I needed some good news on this front. Common sense has prevailed in Patrick Co., Va. If only those who go about their daily lives quietly, minding their business would make their voices heard--maybe we could save more of our American heritage. If only common sense would prevail in Rockville, MD, Alexandria, Va., Austin, TX, Memphis, TN, Lexington, KY, Fairfax Co., VA, Birmingham, AL, St. Louis, MO...

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

To remove a portrait of the town's namesake in a building that is located in the same town is absurd and comical. Talk about the elephant in the room.