The year 2011 will mark the 150th anniversary of the War for Southern
Independence ; and the Sons of Confederate Veterans encourage you to celebrate
this noble time in our history when men and women of the South stood
courageously for liberty, even in the face of insurmountable odds.
Not a "civil war" fought to take over the united States, as it is called in
history books today, this was a war in which Southerners fought to defend their
homes and families against an aggressive invasion by federal troops. The South
peacefully seceded, just like our Founding Fathers did in 1776 with England ;
and all we wanted was to be left alone to govern ourselves. But the north and
Abraham Lincoln would not allow the South to peacefully leave because of the
taxes and tariffs the South paid.
So the South fought for her liberty... and fought valiantly. Men like Jackson,
Forrest and Lee. Outnumbered in some battles 5 to 1.
Don't let others do your thinking for you. Don't allow them to rob you of your
heritage while they celebrate their own. Be proud of your Southern history and