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Re: “Richmond Courts Gays, Snubs Confederates?

Concerning JessOfRVA....... As Bug's Bunny say's. "What a Maroon."
Evidently you know nothing about Brag Bowling or the SCV. If you did your home work before shooting off your mouth you would know...... 1st off...... the SCV held it's 100th anniversary in Richmond... 1996. Although Va. has over 3,000 SCV members nationally it has some 30,000 members and being a Virginian I hate to admit it but the war was fought in different stats as well. There are many sites to see in other states. The SCV membership can't an won't always come to Richmond every year.
Second, you should know that Brag not only has held the Va, Division Commander position but several positions on the national level of the SCV. As far as your invitation.... I know that Brag won't list his accomplishments........ but I'll give you a small run down of things you can thank him for... as well as the SCV.
When President Davis grave in Hollywood Cemetery fell into disgrace, it was Brag who not only raised the money.... around $17,000 dollars if memory serves me right... and almost single handed rebuilt his grave site. The Confederate Flag that fly's there today fly's on a pole Brag put up. It was Brag who lobbied and finally had to sue the DMV so SCV members could have their SCV logo auto tags.
You invite Brag to visit battle fields???? You need to thank Brag.... and his wife... when you visit a battle field. They have worked hard and raised a lot of money for Battle Field Preservation.
White House of the Confederacy???? I'm sure he's been there and to a lot of it's fund raisers. It was Brag that tried to get the SCV to buy the Museum of the Confederacy when they were talking about moving it to Lexington.
And finally you say; "to come put some sweat equity into the graveyards" It was Brag Bowling that lobbied Richmond City and the Va State Legislators to let the SCV Oakwood Committee restore Oakwood Cemetery where over 17,200 Confederates are buried. Oakwood Cemetery had fallen into despair and looked more like a cow pasture than a cemetery. If you want to see Brag putting in some "Sweat Equity" I suggest you go to the Va. Div. SCV web site and look under Oakwood. Brag is a hands on man. If you add up all the time Brag, Lee Heart and Tom Davis together have spent in Oakwood Cemetery......... they have just about as much time there as the Confederates buried there. Is your picture there doing any work? Oakwood restoration is a muilty million dollar project that will take years to complete. When it's finished it'll look better than Arlington Cemetery. Va. Historical is so pleased with the work they are doing in Oakwood they asked the SCV Oakwood Committee to also restore the gates that had been damaged. That is just a part of what Brag has done for Richmond, Virginia, history, the SCV and the Confederate Solders.
As for Richmond.....
When Richmond needs the tourist dollars.... the SCV is a fine organization.... but when it comes to planning the sesquicentennial...... the SCV.... an organization devoted to the history of the war and Confederate solider wasn't asked to take part in the planning. Does that make since to you????? As it stands, the SCV has it's own plans for the sesquicentennial.
Years ago when the city was putting pictures up on the river wall... before they would allow Gen. Lee's picture his rank had to be removed from his uniform in the picture....... yet they allowed a murder picture to be put up. A man convicted and executed by the state.
May I also suggest that while your checking Brag out at the Va, Div. SCV web site...... you help out by making a donation to Oakwood Cemetery. :-)
Robert Howlett (Tubby)

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Posted by Tubby on 10/13/2011 at 8:51 PM

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