He was a devoted slave trader a cheepsake among many other things ..so why in the world is many peoole complaining about Robert E Lee and others ? If any of the history I have read about him is true, why do so many get...and federal employees at that...get the day off to honor another slave trader? Although some cities even in the US honor this holiday under a different name, seems very contradicting to honor one and yet refuse to even acknowledge others. Plus depending on who you believe he may not have really found the NewWorld..at least not on his own. Was never ever taught any one this un my school !