An Open Letter & Open Report / Marianna, Florida

From: HK Edgerton []
Date: Sun, May 15, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Marianna, Florida
To: siegels1 []

Dear Ms. Lunelle,

On Thursday, May 12, 2016, Ms. Jenna and I would make our way towards Marianna, Florida. And with her urging, we would make a stop along the way at the Courthouse grounds in Quincy, Florida for a
photo or two at the Confederate soldiers monument.

However, Shorty, the real star, headed for the courthouse steps, and as Ms. Jenna prepared to take a picture of Shorty and I, a Black Deputy Sheriff would exit the door of the courthouse.

The Deputy seemed somewhat agitated, and would tell Ms. Jenna that it was illegal to take a picture at a public place without permission.

Ms. Jenna and I both responded that we had never heard of such a thing. I didn’t want to upset him further, and asked politely for that permission. He said that he would have to ask the Judge. I only
wish that I could have seen the expression on his face when the Judge told him, “Yes we could.” He didn’t look so well as his head held low, and told us the Judge said yes.

We would continue on to the picturesque city of Marianna, Florida, where the announcement of my presence seemed to be everywhere (the bulletin board of the Public Library, the entire front page of
the local newspaper, etc)

As we began to make our way to the Historic Russ House, where I would speak to all those wonderful folks gathered, I would be interviewed by the honorable TV producer and Sons of Confederate Veterans
member, Dale Cox of Two Egg TV.

And not to forget the coverage and report of the beautiful Ms. Kayla Gaskins, Multimedia Journalist of WJHG/WECP TV (see coverage online, News Channel 7 WECP 18, that would spark a rash of
calls thanking me for the stand that I make in Dixieland for those who can longer stand for themselves.

The history of this little town during the occupation and battle against the federal troops would bring tears to the most hardened Yankee who hates our homeland and people. It was all I could to
gather my composure to deliver a speech as I listened to the atrocities committed by Lincoln’s army. God bless you!

Your brother,

Honorary Life Member
Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans