This is a copy of a letter from Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. USA [VMI -1906, West Point -1908, Killed on Okinawa, 18 June 1945] to Major General Wm. D. Connor, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point – 30 March 1937. His father, General Simon Bolivar Buckner, commanded Kentucky CSA patriots]
It’s that time of year again. Time for pomp and pageantry, mint juleps, big – BIG – hats, seersucker and all the other whatnot that goes into the “First Saturday in May.” Of course, it’s all over in two minutes which begs the question what are you to do for the hours leading up? That’s easy….put your best foot forward, imbibe in some fine Kentucky Bourbon and do it all in colorful style.