Sons of Confederate Veterans hold meeting
Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:01 pm
The meeting was called to order by commander Joe Dillon, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag and the SCV flag salute. Chaplain Mike Alexander led the opening prayer.
Guest speaker Jerry Raymer, chief of staff for the Tennessee Division SCV of Nashville, gave an interesting presention regarding “Defending Our Heritage.” The War for Southern Independence is often referred to as the “Lost Cause.” The “cause” is never lost as long as we have it in our hearts, he said. He stressed the importance of the local SCV keeping alive the cause for future generations. “The importance of remembering that heritage, history, honor, heros and homeland were what our ancestors were fighting for and we should do no less,” a spokesman for the local group said. “It is important that we remember these while preserving our monuments, music, symbols and traditions.”
He also extended an invitation for attendance announcing the 2010 Nathan Bedford Forrest Seminar. On Sept. 25, the local group will be going to Chickamauga. The Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp No. 3 Chattanooga will be serving as the host camp. Compatriot Terry Siler has put together a program, meal and tour for the price of $45. This will be the group’s fourth seminar to provide honest information about the “Wizard of the Saddle,” a spokesman said.
In other items of business, the group:
• Discussed the possible addition of a cannon at the Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza site.
• Discussed placing a SCV recruiting ad in The Messenger.
• Received reports on the placement of flags in various cemeteries for Confederate Memorial Day.
The Sons of Confederate veterans is the nation’s largest Southern heritage, history and honor organization open to all male descendants of a Confederate soldier who served honorably in the War for Southern Independence.
For more information, call 1-800-MYSOUTH or visit the website scvcamp176.org.
Published in The Messenger 6.22.10