What will the US Military do if China invades Taiwan? Or if Russia stops playing games and decides to go full Walter White on the corrupt Ukrainian Regime? If there is any indications, probably not much.
Washington’s Naming Commission — comprised of four civilians and as many retired military vets — came to final conclusions regarding seven different Department of Defense “assets.” In its report, the group recommended a renaming of sites honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee, along with Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee.
Historical Note: Robert E. Lee served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1852 to 1855.
And over the holidays, the United States Military Academy at West Point began the process of purging Lee from its hallowed halls.
As relayed by the Daily News, Superintendent Lieutenant General Steve Gilland released a December 26th statement:
“During the holiday break, we will begin a multi-phased process, in accordance with Department of Defense directives, to remove, rename or modify assets and real property at the United States Military Academy and West Point installation that commemorate or memorialize the Confederacy or those who voluntarily served with the Confederacy.”
“We will conduct these actions with dignity and respect,” he added.
Included in the extraction: a 20-foot portrait. The 1931 painting of Lee has long towered over cadets in West Point’s Jefferson Hall library.
Monikers being stricken from the school:
- Lee Road
- Lee Gate
- Lee Area Child Development Center
- Lee Housing Area
- Lee Barracks