Arkansas SCV

Putting the Arkansas Division on the same page!

Arkansas SCV - Putting the Arkansas Division on the same page!

CALL TO ARMS JANUARY 28, 2015

NOTICE: THE ARKANSAS DIVISION COMMANDER (SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS) HAS ISSUED AN OFFICIAL CALL TO ARMS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015 AT THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. COMMANDER ROBERT EDWARDS HUMBLY REQUESTS FLAGS AND PATCHES NOT BE BROUGHT AND DO NOT WEAR A REENACTING UNIFORM.

THIS CALL TO ARMS IN IN RESPONSE TO THE INTRODUCTION AND DISCUSSION OF HOUSE BILLS 1113 AND 1119 WHICH WOULD REMOVE ROBERT E. LEE’S NAME FROM THE LIST OF STATE HOLIDAYS.

CALL TO ARMS- WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

NOTICE: THE ARKANSAS DIVISION COMMANDER (SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS) HAS ISSUED AN OFFICIAL CALL TO ARMS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015 AT THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. COMMANDER ROBERT EDWARDS HUMBLY REQUESTS FLAGS AND PATCHES NOT BE BROUGHT AND DO NOT WEAR A REENACTING UNIFORM.

THIS CALL TO ARMS IN IN RESPONSE TO THE INTRODUCTION AND DISCUSSION OF HOUSE BILLS 1113 AND 1119 WHICH WOULD REMOVE ROBERT E. LEE’S NAME FROM THE LIST OF STATE HOLIDAYS.

CALL TO ARMS- WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

NOTICE: THE ARKANSAS DIVISION COMMANDER (SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS) HAS ISSUED AN OFFICIAL CALL TO ARMS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015 AT THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. COMMANDER ROBERT EDWARDS HUMBLY REQUESTS FLAGS AND PATCHES NOT BE BROUGHT AND DO NOT WEAR A REENACTING UNIFORM.

THIS CALL TO ARMS IN IN RESPONSE TO THE INTRODUCTION AND DISCUSSION OF HOUSE BILLS 1113 AND 1119 WHICH WOULD REMOVE ROBERT E. LEE’S NAME FROM THE LIST OF STATE HOLIDAYS.

CALL TO ARMS!!! STATE CAPITOL WEDNESDAY AT 10AM CALL TO ARMS!!!

NOTICE: THE ARKANSAS DIVISION COMMANDER (SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS) HAS ISSUED AN OFFICIAL CALL TO ARMS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015 AT THE ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.  COMMANDER ROBERT HUMBLY REQUESTS ALL FLAGS AND PATCHES NOT BE BROUGHT AND DO NOT WEAR A REENACTING UNIFORM.

THIS CALL TO ARMS IN IN RESPONSE TO THE INTRODUCTION AND DISCUSSION OF HOUSE BILLS 1113 AND 1119 WHICH WOULD REMOVE ROBERT E. LEE’S NAME FROM THE LIST OF STATE HOLIDAYS.

 

Contact info for the Arkansas Legislature

Special thanks to Loy Mauch for supplying us the names and contact info for the legislature- call and email these Reps today!

These are the bills proposed to eliminate the Robert E. Lee Holiday and I’ve enclosed a list of the Committee Representatives this this bill will go before – State Agencies & Govt’l Affairs. We need to call them ASAP to oppose this bill!

Chairman – Nate Bell 479-234-2092 nate.bell@arkansashouse.org

Vice Chair – Richard Womack 870-403-6287 richard@richardwomack.com

Eddie Armstrong 501-444-8468 earmstrong4rep@gmail.com

Bob Ballinger 870-423-1035 bob@bobballinger.com

Camille Bennett 501-257-7993 camille.bennett@arkansashouse.org

Jim Dotson 479-644-0740 jim.dotson@arkansashouse.org

Charlotte Douglas 479-276-7777 charlotte.douglas@arkansashouse.org

Trevor Drown 479-857-2498 trevor.drown@arkansashouse.org

Lanny Fite 501-794-2228 lanny.fite@att.net

Michelle Gray 870-368-4729 michelle.gray@arkansashouse.org

Prissy Hickerson 903-826-3119 prissy.hickerson@arkansashouse.org

Mike Holcomb 870-489-7177 mike.holcomb@arkansashouse.com

Jack Ladyman 870-340-7280 jackladyman@gmail.com

Kelley Linck 870-404-2741 kelley@kelleylinck.com

Stephen Magie 501-327-4444 stephen.magie@arkansashouse.org

Josh Miller 501-365-3599 josh.miller@arkansashouse.org

Chris Richey 870-995-2499 chris.richey@arkansashouse.org

Dwight Tosh 870-926-0423 dwight.tosh@arkansashouse.org

John Walker 501-614-9772 johnwalkeratty@aol.com

Jeff Wardlaw 870-226-9501 jeff@jeffwardlaw.com

Arkansas Division Call To Arms

Compatriots – Please Take a Stand

Robert E. Lee’s birthday will no longer be celebrated on the same day as Martin Luther King Day under a bill introduced by an Arkansas lawmaker. Representative Nate Bell’s (Rep. – Mena) bill would remove Lee’s birthday from the designations of state and school holidays. It would keep Martin Luther King’s birthday as a state holiday on the third Monday of January. Another bill was introduced by Representative Fredrick J. Love (Dem – Little Rock) also to end the holiday.

If you have not already done so, please contact both your State Representative and your State Senator in opposition to these proposals.

Where is diversity? Why can’t the memory of both men be celebrated on the same day.

As Commander of the Arkansas Division, I strongly encourage you to contact your legislators. Our side must be heard. Our Division Constitution states:

Article II. – Purposes

Section 1. The Arkansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans shall be historical, fraternal, educational, charitable, benevolent, patriotic, non-political and non-sectarian.

This is not a political election. This is a patriotic process and a possible Heritage violation. Certainly if we, as Sons of Confederate Veterans, do not contact our legislators we have created a Heritage violation, individually.

This requires action on everyone’s part. I cannot do this alone. Just as General Lee did not fight the battles alone, he required the help of his soldiers. As Commander of the Arkansas Division I am calling upon our compatriots. I cannot fight this battle alone. You MUST engage in this battle. Each of you. Pick up the phone, email or write, but contact your legislators.

I am not asking you to demonstrate, or march around the capitol. But I am asking you to contact your State Representative and State Senator and tell them you are opposed to these bills. We MUST take a stand. We can defeat this if you let them hear your voice.

Camp Commanders, please ensure each of your compatriots is aware of the imminent situation and call them to respond. This requires action now – not next week!

Respectfully,

Robert A. Edwards, Commander

Arkansas Division

 

 

Arkansas Legislators Threaten to Remove Robert E. Lee from the January State Holiday Designation

Gentleman,
We are faced again with another attack on our heritage.

This is the official stand on this subject.

As you well know by now there is a bill that has been brought up in the Arkansas House of Representatives by Republican Representative Nate Bell wanting to remove Robert E. Lee’s birthday as a state holiday. This being said remember when you took your oath to the Sons of Confederate Veterans we are not a political organization. As a loyal southerner I ask you and all of our friends and family to call your representative and tell them in a very respectful conversation that you do not like this law and they represent you as a citizen in this state and tell them to vote NO. Keep in mind that there were Arkansas troops that fought under General Robert E. Lee.

Chairman of Heritage Operations
Arkansas Division
Tom Bird

David O. Dodd Memorial Service This Saturday (January 10, 2015)

David O. Dodd

The Annual SCV David O. Dodd Memorial will be held at Mt. Holly Cemetery in Little Rock on Saturday, January 10, 2015, Noon.
The Dodd event is sponsored by David O. Dodd Camp, #619, SCV of Benton, AR and Arkansas Division SCV.

Arkansas Division Commander Robert Edwards of Benton and the Dodd Camp will MC the event. Keynote Speaker –will be David Glenn, Lieut. Commander of the David O. Dodd Camp No. 619, Benton.

Those wanting to join the march should be at the MacArthur Park at 8:30 to form ranks. Civilians who wish to walk with the uniformed squad are welcome.

A second squad will form at Mt. Holly for those who do not wish to march the mile to the cemetery and fall in with the first squad coming from the Arsenal.

Bobbie F. Barnett of the Honnoll Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy will do the honors of laying fresh flowers on David O. Dodd’s grave. She will be portraying Dodd’s mother Lydia Echols Owen. She will be escorted by Captain M. Ray Jones of the Shaver Camp of Jonesboro and both will be in period attire.

David Owen Dodd was an American 17-year-old who was tried, convicted and hanged as a Confederate spy in the “War Between the States”.

In December 1863, Dodd carried some letters to business associates of his father in Union-held Little Rock, Arkansas. While traveling to rejoin his family at Camden, Arkansas, he mistakenly re-entered Union territory. Found to be without a pass, Union soldiers questioned him and discovered that he was carrying a notebook with the locations of Union troops in the area. He was arrested and tried by a military tribunal, with little defense offered for his actions. The tribunal found him guilty of spying and he was hanged for his crime on January 8, 1864. Though Dodd did not reveal the source of the information, a 15-year-old girl named Mary Dodge and her father were summarily escorted back to their home in Vermont. These events have led to David Owen Dodd being called the “Boy Martyr of the Confederacy”.

This event is sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
Everyone attending the Memorial is invited to bring a rose, carnation, or wreathes to honor the grave site. There will have a presentation after the Firing Ceremony.
Everyone will be asked to clean up afterward picking up papers etc.

Parking be outside the cemetery only.

For more information contact Arkansas Division Chief of Staff W. Danny Honnoll at 870-926-2985.

David O. Dodd Memorial Service slated January 10, 2015 at noon

Two weeks from today will be the David O. Dodd Memorial service in Historic Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. The service will start at:

12:00 Noon – Saturday, January 10, 2015

Following the Dodd Service we will go to the Whole Hog Cafe for lunch and
the Division Execution Council winter meeting. Please make a maximum effort to attend both activities. Let us start the new year committed.

Deo Vindice!

Robert A. Edwards, Commander
Arkansas Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans

A message from the Commander in Chief

Compatriots and friends,

SCV GHQ is always on the hunt for great looking pictures to be used in various ways in order to promote the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Right now we are looking for some (very) high resolution photographs that show the very best the SCV has to offer.  Currently, we are looking for photos of SCV members doing fun things related to The Cause, volunteering, gravesite cleaning, or just having fun. We would like member pictures of the young, not so young, members of all backgrounds, race, hues, and hailing from all different nations.    If you have a photograph that screams “We love the SCV” and it’s in high resolution, please send it to cic@scv.org  Please note that it may be used in various promotions so we need to have the rights to use the photo(s).

Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas!

Deo Vindice!

Charles Kelly Barrow
Commander-in-Chief
Sons of Confederate Veterans