City of Pensacola Sued to Protect Monument
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release
CONTACT: David McCallister Phone: 813-778-1202 E-mail: Floridasshe@gmail.com
LAWSUIT FILED FILED TO PREVENT LEE SQUARE CENOTAPH REMOVAL
Pensacola – A lawsuit was filed in State court Tuesday night along with a request for a request for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order that seeks to prevent the City of Pensacola, Florida from removing the oldest veterans monument in Pensacola, in the Nation's oldest city. The plaintiffs include family of those on honored on the Cenotaph, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Save Southern Heritage - FL, and includes counts including violations of State Laws, Federal Laws and the plaintiff’s Constitution Rights. The Lee Square Cenotaph was erected in 1891 by the Ladies Memorial Association after years of fundraising, on the former site of a Federal war-time fort. The lawsuit was filed with the anticipation of the City Council voting to take it down, which did occur with the backdrop of an online meeting where residents were prohibited from attending, and many were prevented from speaking to the Council rationalized by the pandemic. "The City didn't follow due process and are violating the Plaintiff's Constitutional rights" said David McCallister, Save Southern Heritage FL General Counsel. The has been assigned to Judge Gary L. Bergosh.
Link to complaint.
SAVE SOUTHERN HERITAGE Inc. is a not for profit corporation that educates & advocates on behalf of Southern Heritage & History. It was started in 2015 in response to the knee-jerk Anti-Southern institutionalized bullying and “Eracism” levied against the people of South Carolina by Governor Nikki Haley, after she broke all previous agreements about how South Carolina’s historical veterans and their symbols should be treated and respected. The Florida branch was activated in mid-January 2016, in response to three initiatives in the Floriegislature that are part of a hate campaign led by Anti-American extremists, who refuse to respect the various cultures that make up the fabric of Florida’s society. Since that time, it has grown in membership and has been active in battles over American History and throughout Florida including the “We’ll Remember in November Campaign” that resulted in #heritagehater candidates to lose elections in Florida and others to win. More info: www.sshfl.org.