It has been one year since the riots occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia during the Unite the Right Rally. The goal of the rally’s organizers, was to oppose removing a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.
Protestors clashed with counter-protestors, and over 30 people were injured once the violence broke out. On August 12th, the governor of Virgina declared a state of emergency. The situation escalated when a car was driven into the counter-protestors, killing one and injuring 19 others.
It is unfortunate; not only that protests and rallies often cannot remain peaceful and without violence, but that the situation could have been avoided entirely. If not for the removal of the Confederate memorials and monuments, which remind us of important historical events, the dates of August 11th and 12th of 2017 would not have been added to our history for such a tragic event. Not only is our history being erased, but people have now lost their lives while continuing to stand up for our right to protect it.
One Year Later….
While many began bracing themselves for yet another violent event at the anniversary vigil/march of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally, it was held without incident. Perhaps it was the larger presence of law enforcement, or perhaps lessons were learned from last year’s tragedies.
In any case, the protestors were largely outnumbered by counter-protestors, and by 5 P.M, they had vacated the premises.
Here at Hertiage Patriart, we believe we can preserve and stand up for our history, in peaceful, non-violent ways. This is why our mission is to provide art on canvas for the benefit of patriotic Americans who enthusiastically embrace our historic heroes.
Art has been the medium used for centuries to send a clear message, and at times it can be quite controversial, however it also ensures that history lives on. It is a teaching tool, and a way of keeping the memory of our most important historical figures alive.
If you want to remember our fallen heroes, contact us today and we will gladly find the right product for you. Whether you hang the artwork in the privacy of your own home, or share it with the public, you can feel good knowing that you are making it clear that you do not want your history to be erased, yet remain peaceful and unaggressive. Violence is not needed in order to change the world.