HERITAGE OR HATE?
Vanderbilt's Peabody dorm is "gone
with the wind"
According to Michael Schoenfeld, vice chancellor of
public affairs, plans should be finalized this week to make Confederate
Memorial Hall simply Memorial Hall. The United Daughters of the Confederacy
donated money to build Confederate Hall in an attempt to improve economic
and educational problems in the South.
Flag" is used as a search you will get cartoons and
In the August 2002 edition of the Highlander Dispatch we reported that at the recent National Reunion held in Memphis the SCV membership voted on and passed a resolution condemning the misuse of the Confederate flag by racist groups and to take "legal action to prevent such".
The resolution is quite plain and should speak for itself as to the intent of the SCV membership. The membership has spoken and stated unanimously and in unison, "We want our heritage back!"
Who are the guardians of our heritage? Do we sit idly by and continue to see our symbols vanish and our flags continually misrepresented?
What options do we have? We must reply on, yes must reply on the better judgement of the SCV International and the General Executive Council as to how this matter is to be resolved. We must depend on the SCV International to take a stand and move to the forefront of this fight.
We must and will continue to move forward in our efforts to respect everyone's heritage, values, and beliefs regardless of their race, ethnic background or whatever area of our nation they come from and we should demand no less for the Confederacy.
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"If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on the matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter." ~
George Washington - (March 15, 1783)