REMEMBER NEW ORLEANS? Act NOW in Tampa!
Jun 16, 2017 — Dear Supporter of Southern Heritage,
We have gone on the OFFENSE in Hillsborough County and have unique opportunity to LOCK DOWN all our Veterans' observances!
We have a commitment from Commissioner Stacy White that he will put on next week's (June 21st) Commission agenda a vote to draft an ordinance to protect memorials to ALL VETERANS OF ALL WARS.
The timing is great because the "Take 'em down NOLA" people just announced that they're going after the WWI memorial yet, and also anything pre-1965. So Vietnam, Korea and WWII are all in the cross hairs!
Are you mad enough yet? Let's get to WORK! We have the opportunity to stop this purge in its tracks and set a NEW precedent in Florida. Alabama did it - we can do it too!
HOW TO HELP:
1. Call the County Commissioners - Tell them "It's time to say Veterans Memorials are OFF LIMITS in Hillsborough County. Its time to pass a Veterans Memorial Protection Ordinance".
If you live in Hillsborough County, make sure to mention it.
Comm. Al Higgenbotham (R) - 813-272-5735 (possibly influencable)
Comm. Sandy Murman (R) - 813-272-5470 (possibly influencable)
Comm. Victor Crist (R) - 813-272-5452 (hopefully with us)
Comm. Ken Hagan (R) - 813-272-5725 (hopefully with us)
Comm. Stacy White (R) - 813-272-5740 (sponsor)
Read about them here -
2. Email the County Commissioners - Tell them "Enough is Enough...Its time to protect our Veterans' Memorials - pass the All Veterans of All Wars Protection Ordinance".
Email them all here -
3. Make Plans Attend June 21st County Commission Meeting -
Show up and hold a sign - we need to fill the room!
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Time: Arrive 8:30 a.m. (metal detector on 2nd floor)
Location: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
4. Make a Donation Any amount will help - $1 - $5 - $25 - $50 - $100.
We need to raise $3,000 by Sunday to amplify our own efforts.
5. SHARE SHARE SHARE - pass this along to other like minded folks, family and friends.
In 1911, Hillsborough Co., FL acknowledged the memory of her fallen sons by dedicating the "Memoria in Aeterna" at the 1891 Courthouse. The monument cost $3,000, most raised from citizens of the County by the Tampa Chapter 113, United Daughters of the Confederacy, including a $500 contribution from the City of Tampa.
The dedication speech acknowledged "the heroism and courage of those who wore the gray".
In 1952, a new courthouse was erected, and the County re-located the memorial to its current position there.
There have been efforts to 'erase' the Memorial from Tampa's civil landscape before, but they were strongly rejected by the citizenry. In 1996, the Memorial was restored, and in 1999 when vandals damaged the statue, Hillsborough County repaired it.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller is a recognized #heritagehater. He used the tragic Charleston Church murders and faux tears to break the 'agreement' that Commissioner Jan Platt bartered regarding the County Seal, that erected a historical 3rd National CSA flag from an innocuous display in the County's center.
He had the flags taken down and now he is demanding the 1911 War Memorial MUST GO!
In opinion polls across Florida, the overwhelming number of voters oppose removal of these historical veterans memorials - but Les Miller doesn't care...he says the War Memorial is "divisive" and must go.
In an "ISIS" - like purge, New Orleans has ripped down its most prominent War Memorials, and they are falling like dominoes...Orlando, Gainesville and how here. "The opponents say they are 'symbols of 'White Supremacy'". We say they are no more or no less "white supremacist symbols" than is the United States herself. Memorials to Confederate Veterans are just low hanging fruit in the current War on America.
Thanks to the efforts of members and friends like you, we have put the 'skeer on'. Public opinion is with us and it is time to consolidate our progress. Let's turn this threat into an opportunity to LOCK DOWN this memorial with the protections we tried to get from the legislature.
This is the time to MAKE HISTORY! Get on the phone, send emails and tell your friends!
Please participate in any and all ways you can. #rally
SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a 501 c(4) public welfare corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and “Erase-ism” levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina’s historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected.
The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Florida Legislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in Heritage battles throughout Florida including the “We’ll Remember in November Campaign” that resulted in #heritagehater candidates to lose elections in Florida. More info: www.sshfl.org.
The time is NOW. Our heritage won't last another generation if we don't "just say "NO"'!
Together, we can...
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