Re: Ed Johnson Memorial:
Just how elaborate a memorial do they expect to erect?
A large new beautiful memorial was recently erected in Chickamauga, Ga. for about a fourth the amount they want.
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The NAACP and black lives matter should step up and fund a majority of the expense. Make it as elaborate as they wish for the viewing and educating of the generations to come as it will be a piece of America’s heritage.
I hope as time passes that it will not offend some in the future wanting its removal.
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Ever priced a bronze statue? I say put a $200,000 whatever works best right at the sight where the man was killed but keep the government out of it. Therefore, I need 799 buddies to scratch a check for $250 made out to the Ed Johnson Memorial Project and send it to:
Mr. Lafredrick Thirkill
Principal, Orchard Knob Elementary School
Mr. Thirkill hasn't cashed my check yet but I wish he'd hurry up and do so and then do whatever the heck he needs or wants to do with it. If 800 people could also say they read an article and then dug into history to verify and were moved to tears, they too would think $250 is way too little and way too late. However, in a perfect world those 800 folks would visit the sight with their friends and their kids and the friends' friends and kids' kids would all re-visit later and there you go. The sight of unspeakable horror would be transformed into a special place on a beautiful bridge over a spectacular river and the words "God bless you all. I am an innocent man" would be read.
I want a tiny piece of that.