Robert E. Lee, You've Got Company
Dickson, Terry, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Terry Dickson
We now are in the first month of the "Year of Lee," so proclaimed by the Georgia House of Representatives to honor Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
In spite of a couple minor setbacks, the Battle of Gettysburg and the accompanying Pickett's Charge, the state decided to honor Lee on the 200th anniversary of the Virginian's birth.
Others have honored Lee by naming their sons after him.
"I take it as an honor," Robert E. Lee of Cordele said of his name. But it didn't carry much honor when he was Pfc. Lee fighting in Germany with the 95th Infantry Division during World War II.
"I got a lot of kidding about it," he said. …
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