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Tennessee Governor signs proclamation for Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

Governor Bill Lee

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee this week signed a proclamation declaring today “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” honoring the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Reportedly, Lee is “required” by Tennessee law to sign the proclamation. State law requires the Governor to recognize several “days of special observation” including:

Abraham Lincoln
Military Veterans
Andrew Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate Memorial Day

Lee claims he has not considered changing the law.

Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate soldier, racist and traitor to the United States who fought on the wrong end of the Civil War.

Twitter image of the proclamation signed by Bill Lee
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