HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENERAL LEE!
YOU ARE AN ICON OF HISTORY AND AN INSPIRATION.
Below are a few comments regarding how General Lee has been described:
Theodore Roosevelt - "The world has never seen better soldiers than those who followed Lee; and their Leader will undoubtedly rank as without exception the very greatest of all the great captains that the English-speaking peoples have brought forth."
Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Statue in Dallas, Texas, on June 12, 1936 and said,
"I am happy to take part in this unveiling of the statue of Lee. All over the United States we recognize him, as a great general. But also, all over the United States, I believe we recognize him as something much more than that. We recognize Robert E. Lee as one of our greatest American Christians and one of our greatest American gentlemen."
Sir Winston Churchill once remarked, "Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war."