An Open Letter & Open Report / National Day Of Morals
From: HK Edgerton
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Reports / NATIONAL DAY of Morals
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I would be told several times by young Black men in Dahlonega, Georgia, as I stood don in the uniform of the Southern soldier with the Southern Cross in hand, “Thanks, Mr. Edgerton, for representing.”
And again today, October 24, 2016, as I stood with the Southern Cross posted at the Honorable War for Southern Independence Governor Zebulon Vance monument, on this day proclaimed as the
“National Day of Morals.”
In lieu of all the love that I would receive on this day from the many who would pass by on foot or auto, one young White woman who stood across the street had a different message, and began to
shout it out!
“You are one stupid SOB, and your ancestors are turning over in their graves in shame of you standing there with that Slave flag.”
I would tell her that, “First of all, young lady, you don’t know me or my ancestors. And, secondly, with all these babies standing around me, you ought not be using that kind of language.”
Unfortunately, another round of expletives would follow. “And with the State NAACP in town today speaking on morals, that you have none of, you stupid bas_ ar_!”
I could hear someone tell her, “Young lady, that’s HK Edgerton, and he may be many things, but stupid and lacking morality, he is not.” And, she was gone.
Soon afterwards, a small crowd would surround me. I would tell them that nothing would be more appropriate on this day than for me to post the Christian Cross of St. Andrew. And so much more
I eventually would talk about – the place of honor that the African people earned in service to the Confederate cause, the Corwin Amendment, the Pole Bearer’s Association, the forty plus Africans
that rode with the Honorable General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Dr. Alexander Darnes, and the Honorable General Kirby Smith, Levi Carnine, Rev. Mack Lee, and the desecration of the Honorable
General Robert E. Lee’s Memorial at Washington & Lee College, the year of 1961, and the integrated Confederate Army, unlike the Union Army, where all lives mattered! Finally, after several hours,
I would have to bid adieu, pass out many hugs to those who stood spellbound by my every word. God bless you!
Honorary Life Member, Zebulon Vance Camp #15