FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Virginia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
Michael A. Rose, Commander
The Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans,
denounces “14CV88” license plate issued by DMV
The Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is pleased to hear that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has rescinded a plate issued by the Department in March 2009 with the message “14CV88.”
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has a long-standing policy against the use of the Confederate Battle Flag, or any other Confederate Imagery, by any extremist group or individual, espousing racial superiority or other extremism, including, but not limited to, the Klu Klux Klan. Furthermore, any member found in violation of this policy will be subject to the penalties set forth in the Organization’s Constitution.
Additionally, the Virginia Division has offered to review the list of Sons of Confederate Veterans personalized vanity plates for any messages or language deemed offensive or degrading to the honor of the Confederate Soldier or the public. The Division has also offered to work with the Department to ensure only members in good standing with the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, currently hold the plates. Both requests were vehemently denied.
Therefore, both the responsibility for issuing appropriate license plates and ensuring that only current members have them lies solely with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
It is regretful that a plate referencing Adolph Hitler and White Supremacy was approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles and made it into the public sector. However, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are gratified that the Department has done the right thing by recalling the plate.
About the Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces.
For more information about this Press Release, please contact: B. Frank Earnest, Chief of Heritage Defense, Sons of Confederate Veterans at 757-474-0624For More Information on the Sons of Confederate Veterans Resolution condemning hate groups, please visit: http://www.scv.org/documents/genworks/scvres.pdfFor More Information on the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, please visit: http://www.scvva.org