Skip to comments.Local Confederate Veterans' Group Canít March in Ohio Parade
Posted on 05/24/2009 6:22:51 AM PDT by kellynla
The Morehead chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been denied a request to march in the Ironton Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade.
The 5th Kentucky Infantry Camp #2122 received a letter from Arthur J. Pierson, parade grand marshal, rejecting the groups request to participate in the parade, without giving any reasons why.
Your parade request for SCV, 5th Kentucky Infantry camp #2122 Morehead, KY, has been considered and NOT APPROVED, the letter stated.
The 5th Kentucky wanted to march with a color guard that would feature two Confederate flags the Kentucky Confederate flag and the Confederate battle flag and two motorcycles.
The group wanted to march to memorialize the service of Confederate veterans, many of whose descendants live in the tri-state.
It seems the flags were the reason for the camps exclusion.
Pierson said later that it would not be right to fly the Confederate flag when there is only one flag the United States flag. He also said he was concerned about the group wearing the Confederate uniform and other memorabilia.
Memorial Day traces its roots back to the post-Civil War era, in 1868, when General John A. Logan, Commander of this nations army, declared that a day be set aside to honor those men killed in the Civil War. Originally it was called Decoration Day, and as the years passed, its scope was expanded to include all military veterans. Darrell Crawford of Morehead, Adjutant of the 5th Kentucky Infantry Camp 2122, said his group will be marching in Moreheads Memorial Day parade where they are appreciated by local veterans and citizens of the city and county.
The group marched in last years parade.
"It was an honor to get to march in front of the veterans that were at the old courthouse as we fired a volley in their honor and for veterans past, Crawford said. When the veterans saluted, tears rolled down my face. That means something of these fine men who served our country. They knew that the Confederate flag was an American flag as well, as some of their ancestors were Confederate-Americans.
Oh wait,...never mind....
Some groups are very much out of favor. Among these are those who commemorate the Confederacy and its cause, Protestant preachers who believe in the sanctity of marriage, and Chrysler bondholders. Groups that are very much in favor include minority groups, unions, homosexuals, and community agitators.
So these permit seekers should not take this personally. The refusal to grant them a permit was not personal, it has nothing to do with them personally, they are just members of the wrong group.
Yeah, the Civil War really never happened. Right....
Only in 0bama’s Amerika.
I wonder how long it will take before these idiots discover we actually have Confederate graveyards here? Will they come in and dig the bones up? Let’s see...it’s only been 144 years. When will they get over the fear of the Confederacy?
You’ve read Mark Levin’s book, then ?
hold on to your confederate money boys!
I wonder which flag will put next to the graves of Confederate vets. Didn’t some black mayor in Ohio take the Confederate flags off Confederate vets graves last year?
I was stuck in a hospital this past week (mom had heart stents put in) and was able to read it in two days. Pick up a copy of “Liberty and Tyranny,” if you’re in a book store. It’s at top or close to the top of the best seller list.
I think I'll just hold on to my Confederate Gold, thank you... which has a hell of a lot more value than my Union dollars. LOL
If a group of fags had asked to march they would have been permitted.
There was however a War Between the States. Also known as the War for Southern Independence or in some quarters the War of Northern Aggression.
On the path we are on, the Federal Reserve Note is headed for the same fate and for the same reasons. You cannot pay for real goods and services with worthless paper ... at least not for very long. The spending must end once the taxing and borrowing power of the governing body is exceeded. The government of the United States is rapidly approaching a critical inflection point on this matter.
You’re right. Five ‘ill get you ten if some gay pride, code pink, flag-burning, anti-American, pervert-loving group wanted to march...they’d be immediately ok’d based on “diversity.” WTF is wrong with this picture?
I believe it may be as simple to them, as Confederate representative in their minds to militia, opposition, the second amendment, and rebellion all rolled into one. Ie: the enemy. We must remember always, liberals cannot recognize a true enemy, they invent them.
They should have presented themselves as the local chapter of NAMBLA.