It means looking back on the past with sentimental emotions. When to the sessions of sweet, silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past After a certain age--say forty-five or thereabouts--it is common for people to
We love you more than we ever did! Lee As we are entering a new century, we are enjoying prosperity and progress like never before. But even in light of this progress, our hearts are turned to honor the memory of one Robert Edward Lee and as we face uncertain days for our heritage and our culture, we declare "we love you more than we ever did.
Our ancestors who knew Lee and confederate information, who rode under his Generalship, who saw firsthand the effects of his leadership and character, saw the urgency and the importance of marking General Lee's birthday as a holiday. This holiday is to be kept as an opportunity and an obligation to tell succeeding generations of the greatness of this man and the enduring quality of the principles that he fought for.
Today, we are gathered here with heads held high, voices uplifted and with hearts full in honor of one of Gods greatest soldiers General Robert Edward Lee. There are certain reasons why Lee is today revered so highly so much so that a news related poll two years ago noted that Lee is still well over a century after his death instill the Souths most revered figure.
What characteristics of Lee so mark his greatness? Please allow me to give two choices made by our General that set him apart, yea, sanctify our General to a position of greatness among us.
Lee was born into the famous Lee family of Virginia.
Perhaps no extended family played a larger role in the founding of our Federal Republic than the Lee Family of Virginia. His father, Lighthorse Harry Lee was George Washingtons closest friend and at Washingtons funeral gave Washington the praise first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.
Young Robert grew up with the desire to emulate George Washington. As a young man, Robert E. Lee won appointment to the US Military Academy where he finished near the top of his class, never receiving a demerit during his entire time as a Cadet. From there on, Robert E.
Lee was the epitome of an all-American young man. Now mind you, I am not just trying to recount his life to this point.
I am hoping that you will understand when the crisis of secession came inRobert Edward Lee was considered a stellar American patriot.
No military man had the leadership ability and confidence of fellow military men like Lee. This is evidenced by the fact that when the War began, Mr. Lincoln offered Robert E. Lee command of the Union forces. Please consider the scenario here. This young man had devoted his life to the service of the Union.
He had trained to serve the military of the Union. His father and his uncles were part of the founding of this Union.
Now, his lifelong dream had been realized as he could follow the steps of his hero Washington as commander of the Union. This was the most agonizing choice Lee ever faced.
Unlike the fire eaters like Edmund Ruffin, Robert Toombs and William Lowndes Yancey, Lee initially opposed secession, feeling it not the wisest immediate course. So, how could Lee ever turn down this magnificent offer? Lee understood a deeper loyalty than loyalty to an organic Union.
Lee understood that the highest loyalty is loyalty to the principle and Lee chose to follow the Constitution. Lee had studied Rawles writings at West Point and had been nurtured at the breast of self-government under a Republican form of government.
Lee correctly understood that secession was a right and that the Union was formed by the States. Thus, Lees highest patriotic duty was with his native Virginia. While it may seem strange in our 21st Century to speak of secession, our founding fathers all understood that the states formed the Union, thus giving them a right to leave the Union.
Lee understood that our Constitution is a compact among states and this was the prevailing view of most Americans during the first 80 years of our existence as a Republic.
So, Lee had great sentiment with the Union, but he chose the Constitution and cast his lot with his highest loyalty, his home state of Virginia. Lee truly followed his hero, George Washington by choosing the Constitution.
Robert Frosts poem The Road Less Traveled concludes with I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. We are here today because Lee took the road less traveled by. He chose principle over expediency. Have you considered what would have happened if Lee had taken Mr.This is the offical website for Louise Penny, the author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries.
Happy Birthday General Robert E Lee On April 9, the father of Lee biographer, Douglas Southall Freeman watched General Lee ride away from Appomattox Courthouse and an old man ran out into the road and cried, with hands uplifted "We love you, General Lee!
The major theme in Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," is about making choices. The speaker in the poem in traveling and comes upon a cross roads or a fork-in-the-road. Here he or she much decide. The Road Not Taken - Two roads diverged in a For more on "The Road Not Taken," read poetry critic David Orr's essay "The Road Not Taken: The Poem Everyone Loves and Everyone Gets Wrong." facebook.
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“The Road Not Taken”, which was collected in Mountain Interval (), seems to be a fairly simple homily about making choices: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not.