Want to help support our Missouri veterans? As some revisionist historians and intolerant leftists seek to remove veteran monuments or discourage the truth regarding our men, women and children (of all races, including Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and more) who fought and sacrificed for future generations during one of the most difficult times in our State’s history, now is your opportunity to also help take a stand for freedom and the continued remembrance of their important stories! Below is a sample letter if you’d like to get involved in contacting your Mayor, our Missouri Governor, a Missouri Senator or your local Representative.
To the Honorable (governor, senator, representative or mayor name here)
Thousands of Missouri veterans gave their lives in defense of our State and it’s communities during America’s War Between the States. These young men – and often times women, teenagers and children too – answered Missouri’s call in a time of armed invasion and defended her borders, cities, and citizens. They endured the horrors of the conflict because they loved their homes and their families. They sought not honor or geographical expansion, only peaceful self-determination in a time of cultural upheaval. The hoped for peace was broken by invading armies.
It is only right and proper that we remember with dignity, honor, and propriety these champions. They gave their highest sacrifice for the home they loved. No honorable people would ignore, belittle, or politicize the depth of their devotion.
The flags under which they served their State should be publicly evident at sites dedicated to remembering and honoring those who served (this may include the Missouri state flag, Price’s Missouri Battle Flag, Quantrill’s flag, local community flag designs, the Southern Cross or the First National). Their battlefields should be preserved and their graves and monuments maintained. In the history of our country, these are the only ones to die in defense of the State of their birth and in which they lived. How inappropriate it would be for the communities they loved so dearly to convolute the bold sacrifice they made.
Missouri will want to honor her soldiers in the most public venues possible – the best of their generation. These young men died in battle for their beloved State. They – and their families who sacrificed so much as well – gave the full measure of devotion for Missouri!
(Your name here)
Missouri Contact Information:
Note: Special thanks to R. L. Parker, PhD, of the Chaplains Corps Chronicles SCV Newsletter, August 2017 (Issue 140).
Flyer: Also don’t forget to hang up the below flyer at your local coffee shop, library, courthouse or wherever else you think people would want to join in helping support our veterans! Just left click on it and save to print out!