The Virginia Sons of  Confederate Veterans

"...The Cause For Which We Fought"

Virginia Division Mission Statement

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit vindication of the Cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish."

 

Stephen Dill Lee, Lieutenant General, Confederate States Army
Presiding Officer, 16th Annual Reunion
United Confederate Veterans
New Orleans, Louisiana, 25-27 Apr 1906

 Message is Heritage

      Sons of Confederate Veterans is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse politicians or political parties. Instead, we carry the message of Confederate Heritage to the People of the Old Dominion, the South and the Nation. In doing so, we must necessarily express our opinions in public. This means writing well-stated letters concerning the issue of Confederate Heritage to media, elected representatives and business and community leaders. Our statements should focus on issues and not personalities. Remember, polls show that the people are with us on Confederate heritage. We can be effective so long as we stick to the issues.

Dixie

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton,Old times there are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land!

In Dixie Land, where I was born in, early on one frosty morning;
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land!

 

Oh, I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land, I'll take my stand to live and die in Dixie!
Away, away, away, down South in Dixie!
Away, away, away, down South in Dixie!

Salute to the Confederate Flag

I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence and undying devotion to the Cause for which it stands.

Salute to the Virginia Flag

I salute the Flag of Virginia with reverence and patriotic devotion to the 'Mother of States and Statesmen' which it represents the 'Old Dominion', where liberty and independence were born.

Carry me Back to Old Virginny

"Carry me back to ol' Virginny, that's where the cotton and the corn and taters grow.

That's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime, that; where this old rebel's heart am long'd to go,

That's where I labored so hard for ol' mass, day after day in the fields of yellow corn,

No place on Earth do I love more sincerely than ol' Virginny, the place where I was born."