March 14th, 2012
ROGERS STATUE info
Originally Posted by Duty Honor Country
It is not everyday that something that has to do with history makes it into the news. It seems that NY is honoring Major Robert Rogers, the father of the US Army Rangers, this Memorial Day. Major Rogers fought well during the Indian campaigns but fought for the British during the American Revolution
What do you all think?
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. - Maj. Robert Rogers, the frontiersman whose 18th century manual on guerrilla warfare has become a blueprint for Army Ranger fighting tactics, is getting what some consider a long-overdue honor: a statue in his memory. But some veterans believe unveiling the monument on Memorial Day is insensitive because Rogers was loyal to England during the Revolutionary War.
"I think it's a travesty that we would think about honoring a person, especially someone who fought against us, on that day," said Bob Bearor, who served in the Army's 101st Airborne Division in the 1960s. "It's a sacred day. ... Let's honor our dead who died for our country."
The life-size bronze statue is scheduled to be unveiled during a ceremony on Rogers Island in the Hudson River, 40 miles north of Albany. The island served as the base camp for Rogers' Rangers during the late 1750s, when the British and French fought for control of North America. REAM MORE
Of cause honor the man who was instrumental in saving the colony, do not forget this was before the War Of Indep.It is quite likely that without him you would not have survived the Indian Wars.And so he served the Brits, a lot of colonists did,Wasn,t that what you fought for, Independence in all things.i.e. Freedom to choose.