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RELEASE: 2017 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY
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RELEASE: 2017 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

THE STATE OF GEORGIA PROCLAIMS APRIL IS CONFEDERATE HISTORY AND HERITAGE MONTH AND CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY ON APRIL 26. April is Confederate History and Heritage month as proclaimed by the Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 1-4-20 and Georgia’s Confederate Memorial Day is April 26. All across our great State Sons of Confederate Camps and United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapters are having annual memorial services and placing memorial flags on our Southern Heroes graves in honor of Georgia’s Veterans. When the […]

MARY PHAGAN DAY OBSERVED IN GEORGIA
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MARY PHAGAN DAY OBSERVED IN GEORGIA

LITTLE MARY PHAGAN DAY RECOGNIZED IN GEORGIA   (ATLANTA – June 1, 2016) Three years ago, the Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans authorized an annual day to remember “Little Mary Phagan,” one of Georgia’s daughters who was brutally murdered while on her way to attend a Confederate Memorial Day parade in 1913.  Her murder remains one of the most tragic stories in Georgia history; but the memory of this innocent girl — and the immediate response of […]

NEW MONUMENT DEDICATED IN DAHLONEGA
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NEW MONUMENT DEDICATED IN DAHLONEGA

NEW CONFEDERATE MONUMENT TO BE DEDICATED IN DAHLONEGA   (ATLANTA – May 24, 2016)  Despite politically-correct attacks on Confederate monuments and symbols over the past year, the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Georgia have been continuing work on increasing the number of Confederate monuments across the state.  The next such monument will be dedicated on Memorial Day on May 30th at 3:00 pm at 99 Courthouse Hill in Dahlonega. The Blue Ridge Rifles Camp # 1860 has been working on […]

RESOLUTION AGAINST VA BILL
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RESOLUTION AGAINST VA BILL

RESOLUTION OF CONDEMNATION AGAINST PROPOSED VETERANS ADMINISTRATION BILL  (ATLANTA – May 31, 2016) The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans condemns in the most vehement manner H.R. 4974 passed on May 19, 2016 entitled “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017” which included an anti-Southern bigoted amendment to prohibit large scale displays of Confederate flags in Veterans Administration Cemeteries (effectively, all national cemeteries), including mass Confederate graves.  The proposed resolution is a slap in […]

ANNUAL ROBERT E LEE CELEBRATION
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ANNUAL ROBERT E LEE CELEBRATION

(ATLANTA – January 14, 2016)    Robert E. Lee’s birthday is a state holiday observed here in Georgia.  In commemoration of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s birthday, Georgia’s annual “Robert E. Lee Celebration” this year is scheduled for this Saturday, January 16, only three days before the actual day of Lee’s birth, January 19.   The special ceremony will take place in Milledgeville at the Old Capitol Building which served as the state’s capitol during the War for Southern Independence. Robert E. […]

SCV RESPONDS TO ATTEMPT TO PLACE MLK STATUE ON STONE MOUNTAIN
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SCV RESPONDS TO ATTEMPT TO PLACE MLK STATUE ON STONE MOUNTAIN

(ATLANTA – October 12, 2015)    The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans responded today to the proposal by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association to erect a monument to MLK, former black civil rights activist.  This decision by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association is wholly inappropriate in that it is an intentional act of disrespect toward the stated purpose of the Stone Mountain memorial from its inception as well as a possible violation of the law which established the […]

SCV RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR DEAL’S REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY FROM THE STATE CALENDAR
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SCV RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR DEAL’S REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY FROM THE STATE CALENDAR

(ATLANTA – August 7, 2015)  “Sensitivity” has become the camouflage for censorship in modern America. Current Governor Nathan Deal has moved to strip the reasons for two of Georgia’s most significant holidays without explanation. But the reason can certainly be inferred: it is the mistaken belief that as an expression of sympathy, Georgia’s history must be scrubbed in response to a criminal act in another state.      The Governor’s act is wrong on every level. In April, 1861 Abraham Lincoln mobilized […]

CBS ATLANTA FACING LAWSUIT BY SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
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CBS ATLANTA FACING LAWSUIT BY SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS

(ATLANTA – August 3, 2015)   On Sunday, CBS 46 in Atlanta featured a story on their television newscast, on their website, and on their Facebook and social media pages about a supposed resurgence of the KKK in Paulding County.  Prominently featured with the story, however, was the legally registered logo of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an organization which is in no way affiliated with the Klan.  The Sons of Confederate Veterans was founded in 1896 by actual sons of […]

ANOTHER CONFEDERATE MONUMENT RESTORED
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ANOTHER CONFEDERATE MONUMENT RESTORED

(BARNESVILLE, GA – February 26, 2015)  As a continuation of the ongoing monument restoration work of the Sons of Confederate Veterans during this final year of the Sesquicentennial commemoration of the War, the Georgia Division, in conjunction with its local camp in Thomaston, has completed the cleaning and restoration of the only Confederate monument in Lamar County.  The monument is located in the Confederate Section of Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, Georgia, which was formerly part of Pike County until Lamar […]

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FINDS HOME AFTER 104 YEARS
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CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FINDS HOME AFTER 104 YEARS

(MACON – Jan 2, 2015)   It was 1911 when a monument was to be placed in Twiggs County; a place of prominence had been decided upon – the grounds of the County Court House. As the story goes, there was a disagreement about placing it on the courthouse grounds. When the monument arrived by rail, in Jeffersonville, according to some of the local residents it did not belong on the grounds of the courthouse. After much refusal to place it […]