We hope our website is not only
educational but enjoyable as well. We believe Confederate heritage is one
part of America's diversity which must be preserved. This includes educating
the public about the ethnic diversity that existed in the Confederate ranks.
Since Confederate veterans and their descendants include individuals from
all races, we invite all male descendants regardless of skin
ethnicity, and creed to join us in protecting the memory of the
Confederate soldier. We defend the right of millions of Americans to express
their pride, without harassment and discrimination, regarding their national
origin including that which was derived from the former Confederate States
of America. The heritage of all Americans is very important and "should be
recognized and respected." We reject the abhorrent doctrines of the "Klan"
and their defilement of the Confederate flag for the purpose of racial
hatred. They "no more represent the flag's true symbolism than that their
defiling of the cross represents Christianity."
The citizen-soldiers who fought for the Confederacy personified the best qualities of America. The preservation of liberty and freedom was the motivating factor in the South's decision to fight the Second American Revolution. The tenacity with which Confederate soldiers fought underscored their belief in the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. These attributes are the underpinning of our democratic society and represent the foundation on which this nation was built.
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives that animated the Southern Cause.
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