Cover Letter for Robert E. Lee, the Man For These Hard Times

We live in tumultuous times.  Many say that America is in the midst of a culture war, which sounds hyperbolic or abstract to a lot of people.

It is not so abstract now that it has come to Lexington.  We are experiencing firsthand the impact of “progressivism” on the campus of W&L with the recent, misguided efforts to erase Robert E. Lee from the university.  From renaming Lee Chapel to cancelling Founders’ Day—not to mention removing historic plaques and images of Lee (and even Traveller) throughout campus—the radical agenda of W&L’s leadership has been exposed.

Modern Maoism is real, and even W&L is not immune from this disease.

With America increasingly divided and traditional culture under assault, we need heroes whose examples of principle, virtue, and character can guide us through the storm and inspire younger generations. 

We were blessed with two such heroes in George Washington and Robert E. Lee.  Lee is in the woke crosshairs today but rest assured that George Washington is also on their list.

We are encouraged by the widespread support that The Generals Redoubt has received in the aftermath of W&L’s recent plaque-removals, and we also take heart that many others across America share our admiration for Robert E. Lee.  We are pleased to share the following article link from The American Spectator by H.W. Crocker III—the author of Robert E. Lee on Leadership—and we hope that you enjoy it:

Gib Kerr ‘85
TGR Board of Directors

Please click on the link below to help us continue the progress we are making in our efforts to influence the future of Washington and Lee.  Your financial support of TGR sends a powerful message to the leadership at Washington and Lee which they cannot ignore.   

Let your voice be heard through our growing organization.  In addition to improvements and activities at our new Fancy Hill headquarters in Rockbridge County, your generous contribution will fund more on-campus programs, student groups and national speakers who share our commitment to the values, history, and traditions of Washington and Lee.   

The Generals Redoubt (TGR) is a non-partisan 501 (c) (3) organization that is not aligned with, nor supports, any political party, individual, or organization.    

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The Generals Redoubt and mail to: The Generals Redoubt, P.O. Box 1097, Lexington, VA  24450.  Thank you.