Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement in recognition of Lee-Jackson Day in Virginia on Friday, January 18, 2008.
“Remembering the past and those who helped shape it has always been a very important part of Virginia, and today we honor the memory of two great Virginians, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
“Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson served as key figures during the most tumultuous years of our Commonwealth. They were legendary generals who embodied a sense of duty, leadership, courage, dignity and strength that should be respected by all Virginians. They were men of great faith and principle who led exceptional lives that had a profound impact on the direction of our state and nation. They were truly great Virginians.
“I encourage all Virginians to join me on this special day in paying tribute to the memory of General Lee and General Jackson.”