Effective immediately the Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans is implementing a BOYCOTT on the following crane companies for the shameful removal of Veterans’ Monuments honoring Georgia’s Veterans from DeKalb, Rockdale, Henry, and Athens-Clarke counties.
SUPERIOR RIGGING & ERECTING COMPANY
(Removal of the DeKalb & Athens/Clarke counties Monuments)
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ROPER & SONS, LLC.
(Removal of the Rockdale & Henry counties Monuments)
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans call upon all its 33,862 members, their families, supporters, as well as all other Veterans’ organizations and memorial associations to cease doing any form of business with these crane/rigging companies. These companies have shown the sacrifices these veterans made is of no value when compared to a quick buck. All is for sale. They have sold themselves out to these liberal municipalities and county governments and removed Georgia’s Veterans Monument in the dark of night.
Therefore, we ask all Construction Professionals, Facility Managers, Maintenance Managers, Contractors and Vendors to remove Superior Rigging and Roper & Sons, LLC from your bid list, contractor list and request for pricing list. We also encourage you to mandate and discourage your colleagues, contractors, subcontractors, and vendors from using Superior Rigging and Roper & Sons from doing any work whatsoever.
This Boycott is no reflection on the hard-working men and women who are the operators, riggers, shop mechanics and drivers for these crane companies. It is unfortunate that these crane companies have placed their employees in this position just to make a fast buck. Many of these Monuments were erected by mothers, wives, sisters and daughters to honor their lost loved ones. Many of these fine employees are veterans themselves or descendants of veterans. We do not hold them responsible for the greedy actions of their bosses.
Photos & Georgia Division Position Statement Below:
The Clarke County, Athens Veterans’ Monument was erected in 1871, in memory of Georgia’s Confederate veterans from Clarke County. The Monument was erected by the Ladies Memorial Association who were the mothers, wives sisters and daughters of the fallen veterans. The Monument listed over 200 names of the local soldiers who died. Many never returned home. They are buried in mass graves near battlefields across our Country. Many are buried in unmarked plots. All these names represented real grief to their loved ones in the community. For many, this would be the only place where their names would be remembered. This was their gravestone. The Athens-Clarke County Consolidated government has dumped the dismantled monument in a cow field with the help of Superior Rigging & Erecting crane company.
For further information contact:
Martin K. O’Toole
Spokesman, Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans