General Order – 2
August 10, 2020
Removing Confederate Memorials from National Parks
Gentlemen, I am sure you are aware that the U. S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 7608, (proposed 2020 Appropriation of Department of the Interior) which will destroy all Confederate memorials in the National Park Service. At this time, H. R. 7608, the most recent and shockingly egregious act of cultural genocide since the founding of the Taliban, has made it to the U. S. Senate. Let me quote for the act itself, under the heading: Removal of Confederate Commemorative Works 7, Sec. 442: “Within 180 days of enactment of this Act, the National Park Service shall remove from display all physical Confederate commemorative works, such as statues, monuments, sculptures, memorials, and plaques….”
Gentlemen, the National SCV is contacting the leadership in Washington to derail this genocidal act against all Americans, especially Southerners. Our actions will do little without the assistance of every SCV Camp and members. Please contact your United States Senators and the White House and demand that this section of the 2020 Department of the Interior Appropriation bill be removed. Without swift actions by SCV membership, we will continue down the road of Southern cultural genocide. Act NOW! Will you stand up for those who cannot speak and make your CALL TODAY? I am asking you to rally for this undertaking with me NOW!
Larry McCluney, Jr.
Sons of Confederate Veterans