- Jul 19, 2016
- Spotsylvania Virginia
Hello everyone. The title announces my mission. The details are as follows:
I was contacted on May 8th by an organization, of which I did not seek permission to use their name. So, I will not name the organization. I can tell you the following about them. The organization is not national. I am a low-ranking member and volunteer with them, and they are legitimate in every aspect and are funded by state and local revenue, local business contributions and membership dues. The organization is well established and has been in operation for 15+ years.
Their mission is to promote history. Not just civil war history but all history including African-American. As such they hold historically themed educational and fundraising events for all ages groups. They also provide research assistance to individuals.
The organization has recently decided to get involved with re-homing civil war statues and monuments that were and are still being removed from public property. They have already submitted requests for a Lee, Jackson and Grant monument and two artillery field pieces that were removed by various localities and protesters around the United States. They have also already identified private land near battlefields to place each of the six items requested. (It is unlawful to place them on federal land).
The organization has asked me to assist with obtaining ideas and feedback on their new mission. I consider the folks here at CWT as among the most knowledgeable in our area of interest. With that, I want to open the discussions on your ideas and thoughts.
In your response, I would like you to address your thoughts on fund raising if you have any. For example, do you think a nationwide call for funding to assist with paying for moving monuments would be beneficial?
I look forward to your thoughts. Thank you in advance for your help.