An Open Letter & Open Report / March Across Dixie
From: HK Edgerton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / March Across Dixie
To: siegels1 (email@example.com)
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
Friday, October 14, 2016, marks the 14 year anniversary of the beginning date of the Historic March Across Dixie that would see my brothers and I, along with our Southern family, and a bunch
from the North joining in as we made our way to the Supreme Court building in Austin, Texas, traveling on foot some twenty miles a day, six days a week, with a 45 mile trek at least three different times.
Don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, we would march carrying his colors, with the exception of the old Georgia State flag across the great State of Georgia, and the Mississippi State
flag across the great State of Mississippi, each bearing in their design, the St. Andrews Cross.
On one such day in Meridian, Mississippi, as I passed a schoolhouse, a Black lady (Ms. Annie Rue) would exit a door with a meat cleaver in her hand. Boy, what you looking so scared for? I’m in
here cooking, and was so excited to see you coming this way, and forgot to put this thing down. That’s my flag you carrying, and I know where you are carrying it to, everybody does! But, I’m going
to carry it to the corner, she said. She handed me the meat cleaver, not waiting for me to reply, and we headed for the corner.
Thus began a love affair with the citizens in the state as I made my way across Mississippi. The March Across Dixie Documentary DVD and the Pictorial documentary book that showcases the State
flag on its cover is a tribute to the pride of the citizens in this flag, and in me for carrying it, and the story that seldom gets told not only about the Black Confederate soldier, but also about
those of his ancestors who stayed at home and earned a place of honor for their service to the Confederacy.
It was no fluke that 64% of the citizens in the state voted in a referendum not to change their flag, regardless of the carpetbaggers, scalawags, and their children who have descended upon the
State with a boost from Nikki Haley championing to have it gone.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, I will attend the Gold Rush Days Festival in Dahlonega, Georgia where, alongside Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1860 Blue Ridge Rifles, and other Camps, I will
lead them in the parade that an estimated 2-3 hundred thousand spectators will attend. The event will last for two days, and I will hold court also alongside the Sons for two days at their booth.
And, not to forget, I will post the colors at the monument of the Honorable Zebulon Vance in the City of Asheville for some two hours to commemorate the March Across Dixie before leaving
for Georgia. God bless you!