Lee, Jackson Remembered

Sunday January 20, 2008

Lee-Jackson Day was celebrated on Friday here in the commonwealth and Sunday night the Sons of Confederate Veterans held their annual Lee-Jackson Day dinner at Michie Tavern.

Historians say the roles those generals played in the Confederacy is often misunderstood.

"Virginia and North Carolina did not want to secede in April of [1864], but they...especially Lee, just did not want to participate in an invasion of the southern states and he also did not want to participate in an invasion of Virginia," says Lee Scouten of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Lee-Jackson Day is a state holiday that's been celebrated for the past 100 years. This year's dinner turned out almost 100 people.

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