monument creation

16 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Aaron Bean, Dennis Baxley, Elizabeth Porter, Daniel Raulerson, Herschel Vinyard, Albert Gregory, Rick Scott, Lewis Scruggs

Stop the "Special" Monument at Olustee

In 1912 a Monument commemorating the Battle and Forces of BOTH sides was erected by a Monument Commission established by State of Florida. Current ‘balanced’ text on the current Federal/Confederate/Battle Monument erected in 1912 by the Commission established by Florida Law:  “The Battle of Olustee was Fought on this Ground February 20th 1864 Between 5,000 Confederate Troops Commanded by General Joseph E. Finegan and 6,000 Federal Troops under General Truman Seymour.  The Federals were defeated with a loss of 2,000 men.  The Confederate loss was less than 1,000.”   Now, on the 150th anniversary, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War feels a special monument is justified, claiming that there is no monument to Federal forces on the site.  Visitors to the site know that a large monument only to Federal Forces was dedicated in 1962  - the Centennial of the Battle by the same group, making this a disingenuous claim. The land the monument sits on was procured by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and eventually donated to the State of Florida for this re-unification monument.  Some modest additions have been made over the years, but the balanced text is the prominent feature.   There are many reasons to object to this Special monument:   1.  disruption of hallowed ground, 2.  if one 'special' monument is allowed, how many more 'special' monuments must then in fairness be approved, possibly creating a checkerboard of monuments on the site,  and many more. Appeals have been made to the Park Service but they seem to be dead set, so its is time for the citizens voice to be heard.   Please sign this petition, and then share it with you likeminded friends and family.

Kirby Smith
519 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Walt Disney Co., Kathleen Kennedy

Make teacher Rachel D'Avino a Jedi Knight

Heroes deserve to be remembered. Rachel D'Avino was one of the six teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. So, why do I want to make her a Jedi Knight? I found out that she liked Star Wars and this struck a chord with me. I did not know her,but as a result of this petition I have come to know some of her family and friends. I am merely a Star Wars fan myself wishing to see another Star Wars fan who died heroically immortalized. Would it be awesome if this happens? Yes. Can it happen? Perhaps. One story that has stuck with me is how she stayed with one of the children that was killed. This may sound very nerdy,but that is very much in the spirit of the Jedi Order. Her family and friends came across this petition and I now have their full backing and support. This is no longer just a "fan boy" idea but a campaign that is very much being supported by those who knew her. It is just my opinion, but those who do heroic things such as Rachel D'Avino do deserve to be remembered, even it is through something such as Star Wars.   There is no emotion, there is peace. There is no ignorance, there is knowledge. There is no passion, there is serenity. There is no chaos, there is harmony There is no death, there is the Force.The Jedi Code   The photo was supplied to me by John Jasiulevicius, Rachel's cousin   Two articles about Rachel D'Avino and her actions at Sandy Hook Elementary School " rel="nofollow">

Joshua Synovec
3,531 supporters