Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Richmond, Virginia

Focus on Hollywood Cemetery:  Three Presidents are buried in old "Harvie's Woods," but only two were U.S. Presidents. The third was the one and only president of the Confederate States of America: Jefferson Davis. John Tyler got a bust positioned over his grave and James Monroe got no effigy at all. But President Davis got a full body caricature. Please read every line of the panel underneath the statue. Martyr to principle? Persecuted for righteousness sake? It only makes sense when you see who wrote those words as a tribute to America's rebel leader. [2015]

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