Saturday, September 6, 2014

Confederate History and Heritage Month Update

To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish.

— Lieut.-Gen. Stephen D. Lee, Commander-in-Chief, United Confederate Veterans, April 25, 1906
From the National and Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Confederate History and Heritage Month Committee for 2014 through 2016.

Committee Members for 2014 through 2016

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Chairman
Billy Bearden
James King
Fred Wilhite
John Black

And in memory of member Jeff Davis.

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WASHINGTON, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heritage organization which represents approximately 30,000 male descendants of the Confederate States Army, has accused officials of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia of "exhibiting the same kind of narrow minded prejudice and knee-jerk bias that has always been the enemy of brotherhood and understanding."

The group, known as the SCV, was created in 1896 and is based in Columbia, Tennessee. According to a statement released by the SCV's Chief of Heritage Operations Ben Jones, the recent removal of Confederate symbols from the burial place of General Robert E. Lee was a "breaking point for us. Our patience with this 'new McCarthyism' is exhausted."

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It is great honor to receive the Sons of Confederate Veterans National Organization "Distinguished Service Medal."

Compatriot Billy Bearden and member of the Confederate History Month Committee for National and Georgia brought the medal to a meeting of my SCV camp Chattahoochee Guards. Joel Coleman Adjutant of the Chattahoochee Guards mailed it to me. Thank you all who were behind my award that I will always treasure.

From CHHM member Billy Bearden:

At the 119th National Reunion in North Charleston, I picked up a package for a well known Georgian, who is 110% dedicated to the Cause and Colors of our Confederate Veterans. Last night, I attended the meeting of the Chattahoochee Guards Camp 1296, and shared with all gathered the contents of the package, and they were very excited and very agreeable to it's meaning. While he was unable to attend the meeting, the package will soon be in his hands. For way more years than I can remember - long before I became an SCV member - he was there on the front lines. He is Chairman on the Georgia and National Heritage and Confederate History & Heritage Month Committees. He has dozens of news articles printed annually, and is a great leader in the Georgia SCV. His name is Calvin Johnson and I am proud to be his friend. Congratulations, Calvin, on being presented with the Distinguished Service Award. You are truly most deserving and long overdue!

Thank you Billy!

Let me share this special award with all members of the CHHM committee and SCV who stand up for Dixie every day.

If you don't have your Georgia SCV tag, what are you waiting on? I got mine and it's a beauty to behold. See picture in article of mine that was published in Canada Free Press:

More to come and Have a Dixie Day!

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr., Chairman
National and Georgia Division Confederate History and Heritage Month Committee
1064 West Mill Drive, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152, Phone: 770 428 0978 or 770 330 9792