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Jan. 19th we honor the birthday of a great man

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rooster-red, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870), was a career United States Army officer, an engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history. Lee was the son of Major General Henry Lee III "Light Horse Harry" (1756–1818), Governor of Virginia, and his second wife, Anne Hill Carter (1773–1829). He was a descendant of Sir Thomas More and of King Robert II of Scotland through the Earls of Crawford. He was also related to Meriwether Lewis (1774 - 1809).

    A top graduate of West Point, Lee distinguished himself as an exceptional soldier in the U.S. Army for thirty-two years. He is best known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
     
  4. Patch of Heaven Farm

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  5. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Quote:Thank you for that piece of History, I enjoyed reading it...[​IMG]
     
  6. Splash_Guard

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    If I had to choose to "remember" one over the other, I'd chose to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., in thoughts. Tough choice, but guess it comes down to honoring a war hero or a peace activist.

    Since Grant took Richmond, might just decide to honor him as well. [​IMG] Have a Happy Government Holiday.
     
  7. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto
     
  8. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No reason you can't honor both. I didn't know Lee's birthday. I do appreciate the history. Thanks.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:You don't have to choose one, thats not the intent of this post.

    Everyone knows it is MLK day but not everyone knows its also Lee's bithrday.

    When Grant's birthday rolls around I might just post that too. [​IMG]
     
  10. hoosier

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    two great men in my book
     

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