The third Monday in January is a holiday known in this country as “Martin Luther King Jr. Day”, this holiday represents a man who was known to have many questionable areas in his life but after weeding out the false items from the truth the following truths remained.
He did affiliate with communists, and plagiarized other people’s literary works to forward his own personal agenda while also entering into many extramarital affairs throughout his lifetime some with white prostitutes. Somehow during a time of political weakness in our country in 1983 he was given the honor of a National Holiday.
In some states this holiday is recognized alongside the birthday of a great and true American “General Robert E. Lee” who was a commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). He was born in Stratford, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. His father was known as “Light Horse Harry Lee”, a Revolutionary War hero. Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class at West Point, earning no demerits for discipline infractions during his years there. His motto was known to be “Duty, Honor, Country”
Robert E. Lee’s first military action after graduation from West Point was in 1845, in the war with Mexico. He met and worked with later key players in the Civil War, including James Longstreet, Ulysses S. Grant, George Pickett and Thomas J. Jackson. Lee worked as an army engineer prior to the Civil War. He helped build the waterfront in St Louis and coastal forts in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia. He was appointed superintendent of West Point in 1852 and is considered one of the best superintendents in the institution’s history.
Abraham Lincoln, who later became president of the United States, offered Robert E. Lee command of the Union Army in 1861 but Lee refused. He would not raise arms against his native state. Lee resigned his commission and headed home to Virginia. Lee served as adviser to Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, and then commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. After four years of death and destruction, Robert E. Lee met Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia, where both generals ended their battles. Lee told his comrades, “Go home and be good Americans”.
Please join us in remembering this Great American over the plagiaristic, adulterer Martin Luther King Jr. We have a great flyer below this message that you can download, print and distribute to make more of our fellow Americans aware of Robert E Lee Day.