- Krispy Kreme coming to Cape Girardeau (12/14/17)2
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Cape schools to get two new principals, assistant superintendent (12/13/17)1
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Kelso resident brings home $60K in lottery winnings (12/14/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
Civil War memorial is inaccurate
On Sept. 26 the Missouri Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War dedicated a monument to federal troops of Colonel Mulligan's Irish Brigade at the Battle of Lexington (Mo.) State Historic Site. The monument contained historical inaccuracies and was funded through the sale of a book that referred to Missourians as "Puke-ites."
Among the dignitaries speaking at the dedication was U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, who represents Missouri's 4th District and who, despite being informed of these facts, attended the event. In doing so, Skelton has decided to embrace revisionism instead of facts and has insulted not only those who reside in his district, but the entire state of Missouri as well.
Skelton is also an advocate of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, headquartered in Lawrence, Kan., which leads one to ponder the true purpose of the organization and whether or not Skelton is representing Missourians or a bureaucracy whose sole purpose is to benefit the state of Kansas.
CLINT E. LACY, Press Officer, Col. John T. Coffee Camp 1934, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Marble Hill, Mo.