hope our website is not only educational but enjoyable as well. We
believe Confederate heritage is one part of America's diversity which
must be preserved. This includes educating the public about the ethnic
diversity that existed in the Confederate ranks. Since Confederate
veterans and their descendants include individuals from all races, we
invite all male descendants regardless of skin color, ethnicity, and
creed to join us in protecting the memory of the Confederate
defend the right of millions of Americans to express themselves with
pride, without harassment or discrimination, regarding their national
origin including that which was derived from the former Confederate
States of America. The
citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best
qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the
motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American
Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought
underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and
represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
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.
to the Sons of Confederate Veterans
you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the
cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of
the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history,
the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which
he loved and which made him glorious, and which you also cherish.
Remember it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is
presented to future generations."
Stephen Dill Lee-New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24, 1906
is with this vindication that we, the "Sons of Confederate
Veterans", stand fast to the cause in which our American
ancestor's fought for between the years of 1861-1865. We (and a
handful of others) are all that stands in the way of the reverse
discrimination that seems so determined to trample the rights of
Southern lineage American citizens.
is our heritage that is at stake, but more importantly it is part of
every American citizen's history. North, South, East and West,
Americans fought and died in the War Between the States. This should
never be forgotten, nor should the American's who fought in the war.
Their graves should be well kept and monument's should be erected in
their namesake's without interference. Unfortunately, this is almost
never the case, the SCV works very hard to preserve, maintain, and
erect grave markers and monuments in Missouri and all across the
country. In many cases, we are not allowed to fly our flags or place
our logo's on monuments and grave markers because our flags are viewed
as racist symbols. We
reject the abhorrent doctrines of the "Klan" and their
defilement of the Confederate flag for the purpose of racial hatred.
They no more represent the flag's true symbolism than that of their
defiling of the cross that represents Christianity.
This is our cause, we stand fast, just as our ancestor's
did, to defend History, to defend our Heritage, to Preserve the past
and fight for our rights as American citizens.
God Bless America
and God Bless the South!
all their motley array there was hardly a uniform to be seen, and
then, and throughout all the brilliant campaign on which they were
about to enter there was nothing to distinguish their officers, even a
general, from the men in the ranks, save a bit of red flannel, or a
piece of cotton cloth, fastened to the shoulder, or to the arm, of the
former. But for all that they were the truest and best of soldiers.
Many of them, when just emerging from endured to the dangers and
privations of the wilderness; and many had engaged in the hot strife
which had ensanguined the prairies of Kansas.
them there was hardly a man who could not read and write, and who was
not more intelligent than the great mass of American citizens; not one
who had not voluntarily abandoned his home with all its tender ties,
and thrown away all his possessions, and left father and mother, or
wife and children, within the enemy's lines, that he might himself
stand by the South in her hour of great peril, and help her to defend
her fields and her firesides. And among them all there was not a man
who had come forth to fight for slavery.
L. Snead, on the Missouri State Guard in his book, Fight For Missouri.
I salute the Confederate flag,
with affection, reverence, and undying devotion
to the Cause for which it stands.
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