Friday February 12th, 2016 11:39PM

Remembering Jefferson Davis: American Patriot & Southern Hero

By Calvin Johnson Jr.
The sesquicentennial "150th Anniversary" of the War Between the States continues this year. The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site located in Fairview, Kentucky will mark this event with the 204th Birthday Commemoration of Jefferson Davis, first and only president of the Confederate States of America, on June 1-3.<br /> <br /> <br /> Read more at: <br /> <br /> <br /> Do you and your family know what is considered by some folks the largest monument to an American? I will give you the answer at the end of this article.<br /> <br /> <br /> Look at your calendar and see what dates in history are shown for June 3rd. It more than likely excludes that of a great American, the birthday of Jefferson Davis of Mississippi. The birthday of Abraham Lincoln is shown for February, but no mention for Davis in June.<br /> <br /> <br /> In 2008, Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis, recreated the 1861 swearing-in ceremony of his grandfather as Confederate President in Montgomery, Alabama. He told reporters:<br /> <br /> <br /> "I stand here representing a family that is very proud of their ancestor."<br /> <br /> <br /> Jefferson Finis Davis was born on June 3, 1808, in Christian County later Todd County, in the horse racing (Derby State) of Kentucky.<br /> <br /> <br /> His grandfather was a colonist from Wales, living in Virginia and Maryland, and rendering important public service to those southern colonies.<br /> <br /> <br /> The time is long overdue to teach our children not only the historical facts about Abraham Lincoln, but also those about Jefferson Davis. Please allow me to give you a few facts about Davis.<br /> <br /> <br /> Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, was a strong Unionist and defender of the United States Constitution. Our founding Fathers believed in the sovereignty of the states and so did Jefferson Davis.<br /> <br /> <br /> Here are a few of his many accomplishments:<br /> <br /> <br /> · Graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point.
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