Is the United States Military Academy at West Point Erasing History?

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America’s West Point is going even more liberal with recent moves on their property. Over the summer, Washington’s Naming Commission, which is made up of four civilians and four retired military veterans, developed conclusions regarding seven Department of Defense “assets.”

They made a report in which the group recommended renaming sites that honored Confederate General Robert E. Lee, as well as Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and William Hardee.

During the holidays, the United States Military Academy at West Point started the process of eradicating General Lee from its sacred ground.

The Daily News reported that 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.”

He also said that they would conduct the actions with “dignity and respect,” well there’s that.

Here is one of the “assets” that will be purged: a 20-foot portrait of the person who served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy from 1852 to 1855.

This painting done in 1931 of Lee has for almost 100 years risen over cadets in West Point’s Jefferson Hall library.

Here are some other things being washed away from history:
• Lee Road
• Lee Gate
• Lee Area Child Development Center
• Lee Housing Area
• Lee Barracks

Just to reinforce this “woke” action, General Lee is being purged from the academy over which he presided. You can add to this list a Nevada Air Force Base hosting a drag show, Navy sailors can use whatever locker room they are more comfortable in, and Army training to help soldiers shake off their birth identity.

Oh yea, the Commission did say that they have “no intention” of “erasing history.” And there’s that too.