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An Open Letter & Open Report - Kingsport, Tennessee
March 19, 2020
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On Monday afternoon, March 16, 2020, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I would make my way to the city of Kingsport, Tennessee, where I was scheduled to speak later in the evening to a joint secession of Sons of Veterans Camps, their families and friends.
After arriving several hours early to Mama's Buffet House where the meeting would take place, I decided to march the colors North up the John B. Dennis Parkway.
My only regret was not having a ton of the nay sayers who love dogging out the Southern Cross alongside me as I made my way to the sound of the shouts of love, my name being called out, and the thanks heaped my way for the display of our beloved colors. And, not to forget the cherished sound of the Rebel Yell.
By the time I arrived back down to Mama's Buffet, there was a line of cars pulled over alongside the highway, with many cameras in hand of those who just wanted to pose alongside a handsome old black man don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, carrying the second most sacred symbol of the South, the Confederate Battle flag!
HK Edgerton in Kingsport, Tennessee
I would later deliver the intended speech to the Sons and their guests. It was so easy to talk about the love that existed between those Africans of my ancestry, and those of the Southern white man, especially after experiencing it this very day on a walk up and down John B. Dennis Parkway. It was a great evening in Dixie! God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Life Member, Longstreet Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Member, Historic March Across Dixie, 20 Mile Club
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
Recipient, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
President, Southern Heritage 411