Lee-Jackson Speech by the Bard of the South

Here is a speech I wrote for a Lee-Jackson banquet. If you as a Southerner would like to use/adapt this speech at a Lee-Jackson Banquet or any other special occasion honoring the South or the Confederacy, you have my permission to do so. (Please give Rickey Pittman, Bard of the South, credit! And please email me and let know when/where you are using the speech) The Lee Jackson banquet celebrated every January by Southerners is an evening of good food, education, and entertainment with respect to the War for Southern Independence. It is named in honor of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson. You can see a great history of this event at this site: http://leejacksonday.webs.com/history.htm INTRO A. Grateful and honored to speak to you today. It is such a boost to the heart to see so many people who love the South together. I