Tomorrow is the bicentennial of the battle of Waterloo. The Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans couldn’t wait, however, to issue its own statement … condemning the Virginia Flaggers for their behavior in a June 14 resolution.
Adopted Unanimously at the June 14, 2015 Executive Council Meeting of the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans in Williamsburg, Virginia
Whereas the Sons of Confederate Veterans is not affiliated with any organization, and
Whereas the Constitution of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Article 3.2 regarding Conduct requires that “Members shall at all times conduct themselves as gentlemen so as to bring credit and respect upon the Sons of Confederate Veterans and upon the memory of our Confederate forebears,” and
Whereas the Sons of Confederate Veterans is a gentlemen’s organization charged by our forefathers with, among other things, emulating their virtues, and
Whereas, except for Jesus Christ himself, the Son of God, no more perfect examples can be found than Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, et al, whose virtues of gentlemanly character and behavior should be emulated, now, therefore, be it
Resolved that on this 14th day of June 2015, the Executive Council of the Virginia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans does hereby condemn the actions of all other organizations purporting to represent Southern History and the Confederate Soldier, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Flaggers and the Army of Northern Virginia Mechanized Cavalry, which, although they may be well intentioned, nevertheless serve to damage the reputation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and, indeed, the Confederate Veterans themselves. We, therefore, call on the members of those organizations, especially those who are also members of the SCV, to search their hearts, humble themselves, and cease and desist from all false, negative, petty, rude, damaging, and dishonorable public activities and pronouncements.
It’s about time.