The reason this is important, is the three men embossed on the face of arguably the most famous landmark in the great state of Georgia are icons for what is widely considered the darkest period in our nation’s history. A war that claimed the lives of approximately 620,000 Americans (www.civilwar.org). A war that divided our great nation, and pitted brother against brother. A war that was waged in the name of slavery, racism, and oppression; The polar opposites of the founding principles of this great nation.
Additionally, the thousands of men and women from Georgia that have given their lives and livelihoods in the name of freedom for all Americans deserve a majestic reminder befitting their service and sacrifice. There is no better place than the face of Stone Mountain.
Thank you for your time and your support,
- McCartney Forde I