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Local Confederate Veterans' Group Canít March in Ohio Parade
The Morehead News ^ | May 22, 2009 | staff

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 group’s 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 camp’s 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 nation’s 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 Morehead’s Memorial Day parade where they are appreciated by local veterans and citizens of the city and county.

The group marched in last year’s 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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: confederates; decorationday; dixie; dixielist; march; memorialday; scv; veterans
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Well, the manure is gonna hit the proverbial FR fan on this issue...
1 posted on 05/24/2009 6:22:51 AM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla
Yeah, the Klan had to go ruin stars and bars:

Oh wait,...never mind....

2 posted on 05/24/2009 6:34:31 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: kellynla
I think we conservatives have better just get used to the idea that America has decided how it wants to govern itself. It no longer is interested in a rule of law, derived from the Constitution and founded by the Declaration of Independence, grounded in individual liberty. We have now embarked on a new course to govern ourselves according to group rights.

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.


3 posted on 05/24/2009 6:34:39 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: kellynla

Yeah, the Civil War really never happened. Right....


4 posted on 05/24/2009 6:36:11 AM PDT by fwdude ("...a 'centrist' ... has few principles - and those are negotiable." - Don Feder)
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To: kellynla

Only in 0bama’s Amerika.


5 posted on 05/24/2009 6:45:46 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: kellynla

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?


6 posted on 05/24/2009 6:48:02 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: kellynla

Bump


7 posted on 05/24/2009 6:50:56 AM PDT by dcwusmc (We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
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To: nathanbedford

You’ve read Mark Levin’s book, then ?


8 posted on 05/24/2009 6:53:53 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: kellynla

hold on to your confederate money boys!


9 posted on 05/24/2009 6:54:21 AM PDT by Bubba (TERM LIMITS + MAKE DUELING LEGAL! TRUE HISTORY... THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

no


10 posted on 05/24/2009 6:57:49 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Bubba

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?


11 posted on 05/24/2009 6:59:42 AM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: nathanbedford

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.


12 posted on 05/24/2009 7:02:28 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Bubba
“hold on to your confederate money boys!”

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

13 posted on 05/24/2009 7:04:28 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

If a group of fags had asked to march they would have been permitted.


14 posted on 05/24/2009 7:25:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kellynla
Of the 224 years that slavery was legal in America the Stars and Stripes flew; only four of those years did the Stars and Bars fly
15 posted on 05/24/2009 7:26:29 AM PDT by jrd
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To: fwdude
Yeah, the Civil War really never happened. Right....

Right.

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.

16 posted on 05/24/2009 7:27:51 AM PDT by trek
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To: Bubba
"hold on to your confederate money boys!"

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.

17 posted on 05/24/2009 7:31:37 AM PDT by trek
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To: Venturer

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?


18 posted on 05/24/2009 7:34:53 AM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: TommyDale

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.


19 posted on 05/24/2009 7:37:46 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: kellynla

They should have presented themselves as the local chapter of NAMBLA.


20 posted on 05/24/2009 7:38:29 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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