We Exist To:
ulfill the challenge
issued in 1906 by Lt. General Stephen D. Lee, Commander General of
the original United Confederate Veterans, then in conference with,
The Sons of Confederate Veterans. To those battle hardened warriors,
and sons, he issued a quote which has taken on scriptural authority,
and is eternally bequeathed the Sons of Confederate
Veterans in the uncompromising words of the charge.
The Southern armies' most revered figure, General Robert E. Lee, once remarked that
duty is the most sublime word of the English language. Perhaps
reflecting upon the South's uncompromising fortitude and unbreakable
will to fight on, though relief from peril looked grim -- indeed, was able to fight on through
adversity after adversity was their reward, till it seemed She had
no more to give -- he further exhorted his fellow countrymen, "Do your duty in all things, you cannot do more, you should never wish to do less."
We …do not wish to do less!
Therefore, Lt. General Stephen D. Lee's words bear an even
greater burden for this present generation of Sons of Confederate
Veterans, for he exhorted us," Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the
South is presented to future generations."
Our duty includes, but is not limited to,
preserving the memory and heritage of the Confederacy and
our Confederate ancestors through memorial, historical, benevolent and educational activities.
Duty --nothing more; nothing less!