Arkansas SCV

Putting the Arkansas Division on the same page!

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

License Plate Grant Application

Attention Arkansas SCV Camps! As you all know we have official Arkansas SCV license plates for sale at your local revenue department. $15 from the sale of each plate goes back to the Arkansas Division to promote, protect, and restore the heritage of Arkansas veterans.  To apply for a grant from the money raised from the sale of the plates, each camp that wants to get grant money from the Division MUST fill out a grant application.  The grant application can be downloaded HERE and it is on the downloads page as well.

If your camp is awarded a grant, you MUST fill out the Grant Reporting document and return it back to the Arkansas Division.  To download the Grant Reporting form, click HERE!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Tom Bird, Heritage Operations, for his hard work in securing these plates for us.

Dispatch from Commander in Chief Kelly Barrow

Compatriots and Friends,

Let me take this time to tell you what an honor it is to be elected as your Commander-in-Chief. Words cannot adequately describe my feelings. I am humbled to hold an office that only seventy-three men before me have held. It is my pleasure to be a thirty-five year member of the SCV. I remember attending my first Lee-Jackson Banquet at Aunt Fanny’s Cabin in Smyrna, Georgia where all of my family was inducted into the SCV, UDC and CofC. It was a special moment for me but little did I know what the future held.

Through the unity of our organization and the strength of our Confederate Ancestors, we shall continue to move forward to be the preeminent authority on Southern heritage. There are many days ahead of us in the Sesquicentennial and beyond that give us opportunities to promote and honor the heroic deeds of the men and women of 1861-1865. By their examples we can learn a considerable amount; it is our ancestors who endured “Total War” from an illegal invader. Today, like our ancestors, we must also choose to stand fast or retreat? They knew their duty, do we know ours? General Robert E. Lee once said, “Duty then is the sublimit word in the English language, you should do your duty in all things, you can never do more; you should never wish to do less.”

The Confederate soldiers we honor and whose DNA flows in our veins took a stand to proclaim to the world the values of our American Liberties and their commitment to its Cause. Those Principles of 1776 and 1861 are still alive today. Friends, let us reconfirm our commitment to those liberties and the Cause which we hold so dear.

I would like to close with a quote from Jefferson Davis’ proclamation from April 5, 1865 in the capitol in Danville, Virginia. “Let us not, then, despond, my countrymen; but relying on the never-failing mercies and protecting care of our God, let us meet the foe with fresh defiance, with unconquered and unconquerable hearts.”

I now ask you to make a stand as they did, to be unified with others of the same mindset and lineage. As with anything in life, a unified group is more effective than any individual could ever be. I hope you will join me as we honor our Confederate ancestors and as we re-dedicate ourselves to those Principles of 1776 and 1861. May God Bless You and My God Bless the Sons of Confederate Veterans

Deo Vindice!
Charles Kelly Barrow
Commander-in-Chief
Sons of Confederate Veterans
www.scv.org

Important Dispatch from Division Commander

Compatriots –

Members of the Arkansas Division – Sons of Confederate Veterans

I just want to touch base with you on a few things. As you are aware there has been a couple of  changes in staff of the Arkansas Division. I believe we have the right people in the right jobs.  I want to see a strong division and would like to see our membership continue to rise.

As you may be aware, it is the time for our annual membership dues to be paid. This is very important; and it is important that we pay our dues on time.  When you don’t it affects the whole division. Failure to renew your membership decreases our Division numbers. The attacks of our heritage and the true history of the South have been on the rise all over this country.  We in the state of Arkansas have been pretty fortunate thus far; but we have our detractors.  In order to be strong we need to stand together.

We need to work together to increase our membership.  Remind your fellow compatriots it’s membership renewal time.  Each member is very important.  Each one of you gives us the numbers to help fight these attacks. None the one but the whole.  You want to prepare for heritage defense?  Renew your membership ASAP.  If there’s someone in your camp that needs help this year, see if two or three of you can give a hand up this year.  Please Make Sure You Pay Your Dues On Time and get the word out to the rest of our compatriots.

Deo Vindice!

Robert Edwards

 

Arkansas Monument at Franklin, Tenn. a Reality

Compatriot Everett Burr sent this photo out of the progress made on the Arkansas marker to be placed in Franklin, Tenn.  This effort is the result of donations from the Arkansas Division SCV, UDC, and many other groups and individuals.  Many thanks to those that helped make this marker a reality and THREE CHEERS for Compatriot Burr for his steadfastness and dedication in seeing this project through its completion!

 

Rally To Be Held To Protest Flag Removal At Lee Chapel

Compatriots,
The situation involving the Flags at Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia goes far beyond the Virginia Division. I have been in contact with Commander Tracy Clary, Virginia Division and Commander Brandon Dorsey, Stonewall Brigade on this matter.

I ask all compatriots from all Divisions to attend this rally (details below) if possible. If you can not attend, at the very least, please contact the officials at Washington and Lee and express your concerns.

B. Frank Earnest,
Commander Army of Northern Virginia and Southern Patriot

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Desecration of Robert E. Lee’s Grave and Memorial Rally and Forum in Lexington, Virginia Saturday July 26th.

Recently Washington & Lee University President Ken Ruscio announced the university would remove the eight regimental Confederate Battleflags surrounding the famed recumbent statue of Robert E. Lee in Lee Chapel. The statue chamber and the Lee family crypt were built onto Lee Chapel as the site chosen for the Robert E. Lee Memorial using private donations raised for the purpose. As such the university accepted the responsibility to ensure that Lee’s burial place would be given the proper respect it deserves and it did so for well over one hundred years.

Sadly, the once proud Southern school has become infiltrated more and more with radical ideology and the academics running the school no longer share the same values as Robert E. Lee. Instead many overtly and openly proclaim disdain for him. When Lee’s character was recently attacked, the school offered no response and instead has caved to the demands of a small group of student’s who want Lee and everything he stood for repudiated.

For now they have won their fight to remove these flags, but they or others like them will continue their crusade with revolutionary fever to destroy Lee’s image in its entirety. The current president, the successor to Robert E. Lee, has now become the nations most notorious grave robber. These radical students undoubtedly dream of the day that sledge hammers will be taken to Lee’s recumbent statue just as the mob in Iraq recently did to the grave of the famed Prophet Jonah.

How should decent people react to the cowardly violation of the memorial for an American Icon? Are we so ignorant to believe that people cannot understand why Confederate flags would be at a deceased general’s or veteran’s grave? Why has this happened and what can be done about it? The Stonewall Brigade Camp 1296 is putting together an event where these issues will be addressed.

This event will be held on July 26 at an open community meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Express on N. Lee Highway at 4pm that day featuring Dr. Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He will present “The Heroical Robert E. Lee: Under Attack by the Useful Idiots of the Ruling Class.” Following Dr. DeRosa’s presentation attendees will be invited to express their concerns and to offer ideas and solutions to the matter.

In addition we will hold a Flag Vigil against this cowardly act in downtown Lexington throughout the day and are working to secure a sight near Lee Chapel to hold a rally beginning at Noon. We encourage anyone concerned about this issue to attend and bring your flags and signs in hand to protest what we consider no less than grave robbery as defined under law by the current president of Washington & Lee.

We ask that everyone remember that although we have the right to be angry at this situation, everyone should conduct themselves in a manner that would not further embarrass the memory of Robert E. Lee. We do not need to stoop down to the level of those who started this travesty. The city sidewalks will be accessible to us, but expect W&L security to remove or arrest anyone entering the campus with a sign or flag.

What else can you do? Write, call, and email the university using the contact information listed below. Secondly, if you know any W&L alumni or donors let us know who they are so that we can encourage them to contact the school and consider withholding further support. Thirdly, attend the flag rally and forum if you can. Fourthly, consider contributing to the various heritage defense funds for this purpose.

Contact Information:

President: Dr. Kenneth Ruscio, Washington and Lee University, 204 West Washington Street Lexington,Virginia 24450. (540) 458-8700 president@wlu.edu

Provost: Dr. Daniel Wubah Washington and Lee University, Washington Hall 214 Lexington,Virginia 24450. (540) 458-8418 dwubah@wlu.edu

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Secretary of the University: James D. Farrar, Jr. Washington & Lee University, 203 Washington Hall Lexington,VA 24450. (540) 458-8465 jdfarrar@wlu.edu

Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees: Katherine Brinkley Washington & Lee University, 202 Washington Hall Lexington,VA 24450. (540) 458-8417 kbrinkley@wlu.edu

Desecration of Robert E. Lee’s Grave and Memorial Rally and Forum in Lexington, Virginia Saturday July 26th

 

Recently Washington & Lee University President Ken Ruscio announced the university would remove the eight regimental Confederate Battleflags surrounding the famed recumbent statue of Robert E. Lee in Lee Chapel. The statue chamber and the Lee family crypt were built onto Lee Chapel as the site chosen for the Robert E. Lee Memorial using private donations raised for the purpose. As such the university accepted the responsibility to ensure that Lee’s burial place would be given the proper respect it deserves and it did so for well over one hundred years. Sadly, the once proud Southern school has become infiltrated more and more with radical ideology and the academics running the school no longer share the same values as Robert E. Lee. Instead many overtly and openly proclaim disdain for him. When Lee’s character was recently attacked, the school offered no response and instead has caved to the demands of a small group of student’s who want Lee and everything he stood for repudiated. For now they have won their fight to remove these flags, but they or others like them will continue their crusade with revolutionary fever to destroy Lee’s image in its entirety. The current president, the successor to Robert E. Lee, has now become the nations most notorious grave robber. These radical students undoubtedly dream of the day that sledge hammers will be taken to Lee’s recumbent statue just as the mob in Iraq recently did to the grave of the famed Prophet Jonah.

How should decent people react to the cowardly violation of the memorial for an American Icon? Are we so ignorant to believe that people cannot understand why Confederate flags would be at a deceased general’s or veteran’s grave? Why has this happened and what can be done about it?

The Stonewall Brigade Camp #1296 is putting together an event where these issues will be addressed on July 26 at an open community meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Express on N. Lee Highway at 4pm featuring a talk by Dr. Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University entitled “The Heroical Robert E. Lee: Under Attack by the Useful Idiots of the Ruling Class.” Following Dr. DeRosa’s presentation attendees will be invited to express their concerns and to offer ideas and solutions to the matter.

In addition we will be holding a Flag Vigil against this cowardly act in downtown Lexington throughout the day and are working to secure a sight nearby to Lee Chapel to hold a rally beginning at Noon. We encourage anyone concerned about this issue to attend and bring your flags and signs in hand to protest what we consider no less than grave robbery as defined under law by the current president of Washington & Lee. We do ask that everyone remember that although we have the right to be angry at this situation, everyone should conduct themselves in a manner that would not further embarrass the memory of Robert E. Lee. We do not need to stoop down to the level of those who started this travesty. The city sidewalks will be accessible to us, but expect W&L security to remove or arrest anyone entering the campus with a sign or flag.

What else can you do? Write, call, and email the university using the contact information listed below. Secondly, if you know any W&L alumni or donors let us know who they are so that we can encourage them to contact the school and consider withholding further support. Thirdly, attend the flag rally and forum if you can. Fourthly, consider contributing to the various heritage defense funds for this purpose.