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We're WINNING in Tampa - Please send MORE AMMO!

Save Southern Heritage Florida
Tampa, FL, United States

Jun 9, 2017 — TAMPA'S ENDANGERED MEMORIA IN AETERNA
WE'RE WINNING...CAN YOU SEND MORE AMMO, PLEASE?

Save Southern Heritage, FL is leading the efforts to save Florida's endangered Confederate memorial in Tampa.

Phase I, Operation "Push Back", even made local news as "fierce backlash". Our comprehensive efforts resulted in Whinin' Les Miller pulling his proposal to purge the Confederate War Memorial.

Phase II is to hold our ground and take some - enactment of a ALL VETERANS OF ALL WARS PROTECTION ORDINANCE in one of Florida's largest Counties. We think we can win this one, but we need everyone to help...MAXIMUM EFFORT.

Are you tired of loosing... of seeing our history thrown in the trash?

If we win in Tampa - the home of the BIG FLAG - we'll be setting the rest of the Nation ON NOTICE - what a great precedent!

We have developed a comprehensive plan but funds are needed to execute it. Will you help NOW...WE ARE PROVING WE CAN WIN...BUT $5K is needed to execute on Phase II.

Any donation over $250 will include a year's membership in Save Southern Heritage - FL.

Donate now at: www.sshfl.org
-Together we can
Save Southern Heritage - Florida

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BACKGROUND

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! Funds are needed NOW.

Please participate in any and all ways you can. #rally


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ABOUT US

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 loose elections in Florida. More info: www.sshfl.org.

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The time is NOW. Our heritage won't last another generation if we don't "just say "NO"'!

Together, we can...

Save Southern Heritage Florida
www.sshfl.org


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