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For over 150 years, the legacy of Robert E.Lee has stood as the standard for honorable action and faithful service. Born in 1807 as a son of a Revolutionary War hero and a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Lee would evolve into a true man of honor and military genius. As a young man, he enrolled in the nation's premier military academy, West Point and graduated second in his class in 1829. He acquired not a single demerit during his time as a cadet at West Point. Lee went on to perform his duties as a military engineer officer.
R. E. Lee monumental Association
Thousands of New Orleanians volunteered to defend their homeland and fought under General Lee as the “Louisiana Tigers” in the Civil War and many did not return home. After Lee’s death in 1870, the “ R. E. Lee Monumental Association ” was formed by citizens of New Orleans to memorialize and honor those New Orleanians who perished in the war by erecting a monument to their beloved and respected leader Robert E. Lee. After years of planning and fundraising, the Lee monument was erected and dedicated in 1884. Sadly, the City of New Orleans removed the Lee statue from its pedestal on May 19th, 2017. After the statue’s removal, many descendants of the original association and historical preservationists from New Orleans and throughout Louisiana came together to re-establish the R.E. Lee Monumental Association.
What does LMA DO?
The R.E. Lee Monumental Association (LMA), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The LMA's primary goal structure is:
Ensure that the R.E. Lee monument be placed in the most honorable and respectable location as possible in the greater New Orleans area.
Educate and promote the historical importance of Robert E. Lee and Lee Circle in New Orleans.
If bullet #1 is unattainable, build a new R.E. Lee monument in the greater New Orleans area.
All funds raised shall go towards only essential expenses. The identities of members will be kept private and not be made public. Please join the R.E. Lee Monumental Association and help us preserve accurate American history for future generations.