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SMMA Meeting Date Changed to Monday, May 24th

May 10th, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

"Urgent Call to Action" SMMA Meeting Date Changed to Monday, May 24th Gentlemen, Got word today that the SMMA meeting has been changed to May 24th. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is scheduled to give their presentation on Heritage Tourism to the SMMA Board. We need a good showing of SCV members to be present to show support. Also, please continue to write, call and email the Governor to oppose any changes to Stone Mountain and remind him of his promise he made to protect Stone Mountain from the radical left. CALL to ACTION: I ask all members that are [...]

Lawsuit Filed Against the City of Waycross for Monument Removal

May 3rd, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Gen. Clement A. Evans Camp #64 file a Lawsuit Against the City of Waycross and the City Commissioners individually for violation of Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 50-3-1. Press Release: On April 1, 2021, three (3) members of the City Commission of the City of Waycross, Georgia ( Norman E. Davis, John Threat, and Marian C. Solomon-Gaines) voted to remove the Confederate Monument from its historic location in Phoenix Park in Waycross, Georgia in violation of O.C.G.A. § 50-3-1. The Confederate Veterans' Monument in Phoenix Park was erected in 1910 [...]

“Urgent Call to Action” Tell Kemp to keep his Promise

April 29th, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

"Urgent Call to Action" Gentlemen, The Sons of Confederate Veterans made a good showing at the SMMA meeting on April 26th. Both Martin O'Toole and I were able to speak and we passed out the SCV proposal for Heritage Tourism to the SMMA Board Members. The proposed changes the SMMA CEO Bill Stephens made to the SMMA Board was at the April 26th meeting was: Change the name of Confederate Hall. Relocate the Confederate Flags from the memorial flag terrace to an obscure area of less prominence. Name roads in the memorial park other names not related to the Confederacy. [...]

Urgent Call to Action

April 23rd, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

Gentlemen, Many of you may have heard that Governor Brian Kemp appointed Rev. Abraham Mosley, a well-known community advocate from Athens as chairman of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA). The below AJC article quotes Kemp telling Mosley "to follow his moral compass while considering such changes" which could be put on the table as soon as next week at the Monday, April 26 SMMA board meeting. Mosley is quoted as saying " he plans to take a measured approach but will do all he can “to move the ball forward.” The jargon being used by the Governor and Rev. [...]

*** Only 6 Weeks Before the *** 124th GEORGIA DIVISION REUNION

April 22nd, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

Gentlemen, Below are the proposed By-Law Amendments we will be voting on this year and a listing of declared Brigade Commander Candidates. Proposed Amendment #01 This amendment, if passed, will be numbered “8” in the Bylaws Preamble. Submitted by: Scott K. Gilbert, Jr., Commander, Sharpsburg Sharpshooters Camp #1729 8. To commit and insure that the impartial history of the South will be taught to each generation, current and future, in accordance with the “Charge” given to the Sons of Confederate Veterans by Lt. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee, Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans, in his speech on April 25, 1906, [...]

NEWTON COUNTY CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FIGHT GOES BEFORE THE GEORGIA COURT OF APPEALS

April 12th, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

NEWTON COUNTY CONFEDERATE MONUMENT FIGHT GOES BEFORE THE GEORGIA COURT OF APPEALS on Tuesday, APRIL 13TH, 2021 at 10:30am Gentlemen, The Sons of Confederate Veterans case in Newton County is moving into the oral argument stage at the Georgia Court of Appeals. Then the sister case of T. Davis Humphries v. Newton County will be heard thereafter. The hearing will be conducted virtually, so no in-person attendance will be permitted. We encourage all Compatriots to go to the Georgia Court of Appeal's Webpage and listen in to the oral arguments through a live link. Below is the information: Go to [...]

STONE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL SERVICED CANCELED

April 3rd, 2021|Featured Story, GA Division News|

STONE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL SERVICED CANCELED   Gentlemen,   See the below letter we received today from the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA) canceling our 19th Annual Confederate Memorial Service.   After meeting with the SMMA in October 2020 to start discussing the annual Memorial Service, the SMMA confirmed the date of April 17th on January 5, 2021, and stated we could have the same setup with the cannons and speaker system as the previous Memorial Service in 2019.   Now we are receiving the below letter two weeks before the Service.   We have a meeting with our Attorneys tomorrow [...]

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