Today, in the Old North State, as in all the states of the former Confederates States of America, we find ourselves in a war for our Confederate and Southern culture and traditions. Not only is the honor of the Confederate soldier being impugned and his memory denigrated, but the principles for which he fought are maligned and defamed. For many years, the Sons of Confederate Veterans concentrated on commemorations and quiet observances.
While never neglecting this important part of our mission, in the 21st century, we find ourselves at the for-front of another and more critical battle – a battle for our very identity and for our very beliefs. Ask yourselves these questions: “If we do not defend the principles entrusted to us by our ancestors, who will? If we do not advance the colors, who will?” Will you join us?
For the South,
Kevin Stone, Commander
NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans