A deeply practical vision towards life complemented Lee's remarkable sense of duty. After the War, when he could have taken any number of fabulously well paying jobs, Lee chose instead to serve as president of tiny Washington College in Lexington, Virginia. As president, he preached reconciliation among the sections, applied for his US citizenship, and made Washington College a national education leader.
Lee's dazzling military exploits, his deep devotion to duty, and his fabled graciousness made him
the symbol of bygone Southern beauty. Remembered fondly by many as "Marse Robert", the
gentle warrior rides in the center of the carving at Stone Mountain, eternally noble in