Thursday, December 20, 2012

SCV Telegraph- Dixie State College

   Sons of Confederate                                          Veterans
SCV  Telegraph

As you are probably now aware, Dixie State College in St. George, Utah recently moved a statue depicting a Confederate soldier and Battle flag. This is an incredible piece of art and would, no doubt, be welcomed by us if it needed to be relocated.

However, we are still in the midst of a Heritage battle to bring back the statue, preserve the name of the institution (which is also at risk) and start a camp in the area. Communications with the college are premature, unauthorized and do not present a united front for the SCV.

Our membership in that area is not large and financial resources are slight, as well. However, there is much unrest in the community and among Dixie alums over what has transpired. Our men in that area are hoping to leverage that circumstance to fight this battle. It also presents us with an excellent opportunity to introduce the community to the SCV and do some effective PR work
Furthermore, Dixie is a state institution; if this battle is going to be fought, the legislature should be engaged. They will return for session in a few weeks. We really should not assume this situation to be resolved until they have weighed in on it.

For now, the administration that has taken this action should be considered hostile to our purposes and values. Now is not the time for unauthorized unilateral discussions to begin with them.

R. Michael Givens                              Gene Hogan
Commander-in-Chief                          Chief of Heritage Defens

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