May. 27, 2019

Calling Out The Names Black Excellence Remembered Arlington National Cemetery

Today as I continue my journey on this Memorial Day Weekend 2019. I call out just of few names of the names of black excellence buried at America's Arlington National Cemetery. This historic site which was once the home of many enslaved blacks owned by the Custis Family as well as Robert E. Lee. Now is the final resting place for thousands upon thousands of our black ancestors who battled on both the battlefields of foreign shores and the battlefields of the lands of this nation​ seeking our full black equality and citizenship. As I read the names that were listed on the Arlington National Cemetery's website I do so with solemn recognition of each one's​ lifelong sacrifice, many of whom battled on faraway​ shores dying for the cause of democracy. Only to be persistently being denied those rights of democracy on the soil of their birth.