Monday, June 28, 2010
The Stalin Statue in Bedford Va Dr. Lee Edwards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT BY DR. LEE EDWARDS,
CHAIRMAN, VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION,
RE THE STALIN STATUE IN BEDFORD, VA.
The inclusion of a large Stalin bust in the National D-Day Memorial is no longer a local matter - it has become a national and even an international embarrassment.
Just last week, the town of Gori, Georgia, Stalin's birthplace, removed a bronze statue of the Soviet dictator from its town square.
The Washington Post has editorialized: "Americans generally avoid publicly memorializing foreign tyrants who commit murder on an epic scale... In the Soviet Union itself, most statues and other images of Stalin were removed from public view a half century ago in recognition of the fact that he ranks among history's most homicidally prolific autocrats."
More than 2,000 people from all 50 states and over 40 nations have signed our petition calling for the removal of the Stalin bust and their number grows with each passing day.
We call on the National D-Day Memorial Foundation to do the honorable thing, follow the lead of Stalin's own countrymen who recognize his tyrannical role in history, and remove the Stalin bust from the National D-Day Memorial without further delay.