URGENT – Paris, TX Camp Calls For Support
LAMAR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEET TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT – FRIDAY, 16JUN @ 9:00 AM
The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court has called for a “special meeting” tomorrow morning (Friday, 16JUN2017) at 9:00 AM. They will discuss possibly moving the Confederate Monument from the south lawn of the courthouse grounds. Rumor has it that there may already be cranes staged nearby to accomplish this task once they “discuss” and vote on the issue. There is no word yet where the monument might be moved to. The courthouse is located at 119 Main St, Paris, TX.
The General Sam Bell Maxey Camp #1358 has asked for Compatriots to assist them fight this relocation. Division Commander David McMahon has directed that anyone who is able to travel to Paris to do so. Keep in mind that, like our fight in the Texas Capitol, you should dress in business attire to best impress the persons in the court meeting and on the courthouse grounds as well. Camp contacts include, Camp Commander William Milling [903-785-8492] and Camp Adjutant John Brown [903-732-3737].
The monument, built in 1903, stands on the south courthouse lawn. It has a Confederate soldier standing proudly atop a pedestal that is surrounded by four busts of Confederate leaders – Jeff Davis, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Texas’ own Albert Sidney Johnston.