Jefferson Davis is the first son from QAC to die in WW1- honored by the people and residents in QAC every Veterans Day and Memorial Day.
However many remain puzzled with the sudden renaming of the small youth cabin at the Camp Wright Youth site in Stevensville Maryland so we ventured to find out more.
Who is John Bratton and what has he done for QAC to earn the honor of removing the name of a WW 1 son of QAC who died for freedom and instead placing the name of this successful businessman?
John Bratton is a successful businessman and a realtor from DC who found a defining moment to erase the name of a WW1 veteran – Jefferson Davis at Camp Wright’s Youth Camp and instead put his own name- John Bratton.
From his own real estate company’s web site, John writes: “By the time he entered real estate, he had completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Military Science, been Commissioned as an Army Logistics Officer, served our country during Desert Storm, earned an MBA, and completed a successful ten-year career in Higher Education at Strayer and George Washington Universities. In 1993, after leading 156 men and women to war and back, John earned his MBA with a thesis that focused on helping veterans transition from military to civilian life.
For John, “supporting our troops” was more than a bumper sticker. His career took him at lightning speed from Admissions Counselor to Campus Director at Strayer University. At the same time, John designed and directed a special outreach program for Strayer that was showcased in their IPO when Strayer went public. John’s career in education later took him to George Washington University, where he served as the Director of Marketing and Admissions for the Master’s and PhD programs at GWU’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
“In 1999, John felt the need for speed again so he launched himself into the world of real estate. Upon his two year minimum requirement, John launched his own firm and Bratton Realty was established April 1, 2001. Bratton Realty’s motto is “The Business of Bringing People Together,” and to that end, John’s focus is to build relationships, one client at a time. That focus has proven to be incredibly successful, and Bratton Realty grew to 10 agents, with boutique brick and mortar locations in Georgetown, Logan Circle, and Shaw, and serving metropolitan Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.”- John writes on his Bratton realty. com web site.
Camp Wright is re-naming a cabin after John for his dedication and support of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Camp Wright has always been a place where children of all walks of life, color, gender and national origin were welcomed.
It is unknown if Camp Wright would decline to erect another cabin and name it after Mr. Bratton in their vast space of a wooded area surrounding the campsite instead of simply renaming the cabin and erasing the honor to a WW1 veteran.
It would be shocking to discover if Camp Wright mistakenly thought that Jefferson Davis was confused for a former slave owner from Mississippi. We hope that the ignorance would not stretch that far.