November 11, 2020
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, Veterans Day, the Honorable David McCallister and I would travel to Lake City for the purpose of laying a wreath at the Confederate soldiers’ Cenotaph that had been removed from Munn Park to Veterans Memorial Park. We would stop at the old location, take pictures with several citizens, and headed over to a recommended restaurant for breakfast, “The Brunch Box.”
Upon entering the parking lot of the restaurant, we would notice a truck that had on its bed the Stars and Stripes and a blue Battle flag. The lady who seated us inside noticed that I was don in the uniform of the Southern soldier and asked Mr. McCallister and I had we noticed the truck. It was her sons. I told her to tell him that we “loved it.”
She pointed out that there he was standing behind us. We took pictures alongside him. And as we prepared to leave, our waitress informed us that someone had paid for our breakfast.
We would drive on to Veterans Memorial Park, and after being greeted by the Honorable Tom and Gail Jesse, placed a beautiful wreath at the base of the Confederate soldier’s Cenotaph. It was a great day in Dixie regardless of the rain and forecast of a hurricane that would delay my return home. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage
Honorary Life Member, Augusta Jane Evans Chapter 2640, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Confederate Legion, Judah P. Benjamin Camp 2610, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
Honorary Life Member, Texas and Kentucky Divisions, Sons of Confederate Veterans
President, Southern Heritage 411