Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Remembering Our Members Serving Abroad

We want to make sure that our SCV members who are serving abroad are receiving some encouragement and support from their compatriots. In order to do that, we need to know of members who are serving in our military overseas. If you know of such a member, please give his contact information (APO/FPO, email) to the Adjutant-in-Chief at

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Teens in AL Monument Vandalism to be Tried as Juveniles

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three Montgomery teens who have been charged with vandalizing a 109-year-old Confederate monument at the state Capitol will be tried as juveniles.

Montgomery County deputy district attorney Tim Tyler said it wouldn't be reasonable to try the 17-year-olds as adults under Alabama law. But that decision drew criticism from a member of a Confederate heritage group that offered a $1,000 reward in the case.

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Georgia Camp's Lee-Jackson Event Makes News

Bringing history alive in Effingham

EBENEZER, GA - About 150 area residents attended the annual Lee-Jackson Banquet and Ball, hosted by the Camp Davis No. 2703 Guyton chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, on Friday at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

The event coincided with the 200th anniversaries of the birthdays of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Jan. 19 and Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on Jan. 21.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Media Covers AL SCV Lee Observance

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — About 30 members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans gathered at the Confederate Monument on the grounds of the state Capitol Monday to celebrate the birthday of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

"The Robert E. Lee holiday has been a state holiday for over 100 years, and it's an important part of our state history and our heritage," said Leonard Wilson, state commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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AL Camp Erects Large Battle Flag Along Interstate

The local Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to install a 12-foot-by-18-foot Confederate Battle Flag on an 80-foot pole built close to the eastbound side of Interstate 10 in south Mobile County.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Robert E. Lee Specialty License Plate to Be Unveiled in Virginia

The Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold a press briefing on Friday, January 18, 2008, in the Briefing Room of the General Assembly Building adjacent to House Room C at 4pm in order to unveil to the public Virginia's newest automobile license plates honoring Robert E. Lee. The briefing is to be held on the official state holiday honoring General Lee and will be followed at 6pm by a ceremony honoring General Lee in the Old Hall of the House of Delegates of the State Capitol.

State Senator Frank M. Ruff of Clarksville was the patron of the license plate bill and will make a few fitting remarks at the briefing. State Senator Emmet W. Hanger , Jr. of Mount Solon, Chairman of the Virginia Robert E. Lee Commission will also speak.

The Lee license plate is the second Confederate oriented license plate issued by the Commonwealth. The Sons of Confederate Veterans also have an organizational plate bearing our Confederate Battle Flag logo which was issued following a lengthy legal battle which reached the 4th Circuit Federal appeals court and resulted in an SCV victory and an upholding of the First Amendment. Virginia SCV Commander Frank B. Earnest of Virginia Beach has stated that "because of massive public interest, the Lee plate will be the first of many Virginia license plates honoring Virginia's Confederates".

The Lee license plate will soon be available at DMV offices throughout Virginia and will be available to all citizens.

Anyone desiring information on this press release may contact Brag Bowling at 804.389.3620.

Poll Results: What describes your camp meeting experience?

94 Members took part in this poll. 68% said that they attend meetings and that the meetings are interesting and not too long, a pretty strong showing that many camps are doing things right. 10% said that they attend meetings but the meetings aren't interesting enough, 8% said they don't attend meetings because of distance, 8% said they don't attend because they don't feel welcome, 5% said they don't attend because the meetings aren't interesting, 3% said they aren't able to attend due to health reasons, 1% said they don't attend because the meetings are too long, and another 1% said they still attend but the meetings are too long. While the overall results are positive, there is still nearly 25% who describe meetings as not interesting, too long or they don't feel welcome. Definitely leaving some room for improvement.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

SCV Member Attacked by NAACP for Displaying CBF at His Business

YORK, SC -- The president of the western York County NAACP chapter wants a flag that pays homage to the Confederate flag removed from in front of a downtown business. Western York County NAACP president Steve Love said he's fielded numerous calls complaining about the flag, so he's asked the antique gun magazine's owner, Brett Boyd, to remove it.

Boyd, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, said he's not racist.

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Flag Returned to Beauvoir

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Media Covers SCV Rememberence of Gen. Longstreet

Annual service honors Confederate Lt. Gen. Longstreet

Gen. Lee's second-in-command made postwar home in Gainesville, GA

Longstreet died Jan. 2, 1904, and was buried Jan. 6. The ceremony is in its 11th year. About 20 re-enactors from the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 1860, Blue Ridge Rifles, dressed in Civil War-era wool uniforms to honor the general’s memory.

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SCV Gets Press Supporting SC Interpretive Panels

EHRHARDT, SC - The story of the memorial grounds at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt is now told in a series of interpretive panels that were made possible by support from the Friends of River Bridge.

The group raised $2,500 for the five panels through T-shirt and candy bar sales as well as donations from individuals and organizations including Bamberg County Council, Allendale County Bank, Sons of Confederate Veterans and re-enactor units.

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Media covers AR Memorial for Hanging Victim

Re-enactors and Confederate groups will gather at Mount Holly Cemetery today and at MacArthur Museum on Jan. 12 to mark the 144 th anniversary of the hanging of a 17-year-old boy by Union forces occupying Little Rock.

Charles Durnett, commander of Arkansas’ Sons of Confederate Veterans, said about 100 participants plus spectators generally attend the Mount Holly event, which has been held for 28 years.

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