Saturday, September 8, 2007

Arkansas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Arkansas Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Following the War Between the States, the surviving Confederate soldiers came together to form an organization known as the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) with the purpose of preserving the southern heritage. The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) is the heir to this legacy.

Formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and nonpolitical organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 periods preserved for future generations.

Today, programs are ongoing at the national, state, and local level. In Arkansas, we take particular interest in the preservation and marking of Confederate soldier's graves, support of historical re-enactment efforts, education of our young people and attendance at regular meetings to discuss the military and political history of the period.

The SCV rejects any person, group whose actions tarnishes, or brings dishonor upon the Confederate soldier or his reason for fighting. This particularly applies to those groups and persons using our cherished flag as symbols for their own dishonorable purposes, and those who would rewrite the history.

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