Statement of Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Lee-Jackson Day

“Today, we pay tribute to two outstanding Virginians, Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The virtues and attributes possessed by Lee and Jackson have been treasured through the years. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson served their Commonwealth with honor, duty, and courage. They lived their lives with faith, humility, and decency. Observers of history note that the lives of both men provide examples to inspire all Virginians. I hope all Virginians will reflect today on the character and exemplary lives of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, two great and decent Virginians, as we celebrate Lee-Jackson Day as a state holiday.”