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RESULTS OF CONFEDERATE RADIO CAMPAIGN IN GEORGIA
Sons of Confederate Veterans
December 19, 2014
GEORGIA SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS STATEWIDE RADIO CAMPAIGN
(ATLANTA - Dec 19, 2014) The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans revealed today the results of its statewide radio campaign during 2014 which have featured a series of 60 second radio commercials. Each of the commercials highlights a different event or prominent person of the War for Southern Independence from the year 1864 as part of the ongoing Sesquicentennial commemoration of the War; and all of them tell the story from the Southern view, focusing on an accurate historical portrayal of events of the time instead of the recent historical revisionism currently portrayed by so much of the news and entertainment industries today.
The Georgia Division disclosed today that the commercials have run for nearly a year now on a variety of radio stations across Georgia which blanket approximately 90 percent of the state geographically. The predominant genres of the stations that were included in the year-long campaign were primarily country music and conservative talk radio. The outcome of the campaign has been a number of inquiries and new members into the SCV in Georgia, as well as a continued interest among the general public in such displays of Southern heritage as the specialty license plates offered by the state of Georgia which prominently feature the Confederate battle flag. The Georgia Division has already earmarked funds for continuing the statewide radio campaign into the 2015 calendar year.
Exactly 150 years ago, Georgia was one of the primary focuses of the War during Sherman's infamous "March to the Sea" which culminated its Georgia campaign in Savannah near Christmastime. Many of the radio commercials produced for this radio campaign feature the heroic stand of Southern soldiers defending Atlanta and the rest of Georgia, as well as stories of such well-known events as Andersonville's POW camp. The historical segments are considered by some to be controversial as they provide historical facts which have been intentionally obfuscated in recent years. Additionally, the war crimes of William Tecumseh Sherman's army are brought to light, reminding native Georgians and newcomers alike of the atrocities committed by federal troops as they invaded Georgia, committing rape, murder, and pillage among the civilian population.
The coming year of 2015 will bring to a close the 150th Anniversary of the War for Southern Independence; but the success of the statewide radio campaign and other Sesquicentennial endeavors are already receiving consideration for permanent educational efforts by the Georgia Division as the organization looks toward the 200th anniversary of the War in the future.
For more information about the Sons of Confederate Veterans or any of this year's planned events to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the War, contact the Georgia SCV at 404-456-3393 or online at www.GeorgiaSCV.org
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