While our dead heroes of all wars are remembered and honored on national
Memorial Day and at various Decoration Days at many cemeteries,
Confederate Memorial Day is dedicated to those who served so bravely and
honorably in the cause of Southern Independence 1861 to 1865. Our
Governor has again issued a proclamation in support of honoring those
who served and fought long and hard against great odds.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Savage-Goodner Camp of DeKalb County
honored those in a ceremony placing a wreath on the Confederate Monument
at the Court House and at the grave of the Unknown Confederate Soldier in
the Smithville Town Cemetery.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans exists for the purpose of honoring
those ancestors and preserving the TRUTH of our history and their cause
against a malicious campaign of falsification and distortion, not only
against the Confederacy but all of Southern history and culture.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans stands one hundred per cent in favor of
education in TRUTH. The Southern people are the most loyal of American
citizens. Most native Southerners can name ancestors or relatives who
have fought in every war for the past 300 years. We deserve better than
to be vilified and portrayed as inferior in any way. We have every
reason to be proud of our heritage, and thus we salute our ancestors and
honor them at every opportunity, mainly by BEING Southern and proud of
it. We are mindful of the Fifth Commandment in Holy Writ, \"Honor thy
father and thy mother\". We abhor the absurdity of the notion of
\"generation gap\" invented in the 1960s to the great detriment of our