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68th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

| November 11, 2014
68th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

  Is censorship of Hollywood motion pictures a thing of the past, or…. Is it still alive and well in the movie industry today against movies that are not politically correct? There are many who find some ‘R’ rated Hollywood movies of today equally offensive but I don’t think Hollywood is listening. Why would an […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel

| October 9, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel

  Hello America and the World! The movie “Field of Lost Shoes” will premiere on May 17th. “Field of Lost Shoes” is about one of the more storied minor battles of the Civil War, when cadets from Virginia Military Institute were hurled into action to stop a Union invasion of their corner of the Shenandoah […]

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Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style?’

| September 26, 2014
Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style?’

  Hello America! Did you know that Roger Staubach–one of the greatest NFL Quarterbacks of all times–last played for Coach Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys in 1979? The Dukes of Hazzard premiered the same year on the CBS Television Network starring the Dodge Charger-01 the ‘General Lee’ that beautifully featured a Confederate battle flag […]

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The Cyclorama, Battle of Atlanta and Gone with the Wind

| August 25, 2014
The Cyclorama, Battle of Atlanta and Gone with the Wind

This summer marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Please share with parents, teachers, students, historians and all who cherish the Heritage of America’s past that includes those days when women kept the home fires burning while the men of Yankee Blue and Confederate Gray met with cold-hard steel on a battlefield of […]

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Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

Did you know? The first woman to be recorded in the Congressional Record “Mildred Lewis Rutherford” was 10 years young at the outbreak of the American War Between the States in 1861. Fifty-five years later she said in a 1916 speech: “The civilization of the Old South was very different from the civilization of today. […]

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Remembering Jefferson Davis: A True American Hero

“Never teach your children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom and independence which was their birthright”—Jefferson Davis. June 3, 2014, is the 206th birthday of Jefferson Davis who was born in Christian County, Kentucky, on June 3, 1808. Memorials to Jefferson Davis include Georgia’s Stone Mountain […]

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Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington

Monday May 26th is Memorial Day! May 2014 also marks the Sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary” of the first military burials conducted at Arlington National Cemetery. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington and a Memorial Day […]

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Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

| April 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sir Winston Churchill once said: “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.” You ain’t just whistling Dixie! Memorial Day in […]

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Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

April 20th is Easter and the world remembers Jesus Christ our Savior, and…. April is also the time for enjoying hot dogs, baseball and remembering the sons and daughters of the South during Confederate History and Heritage Month. If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial […]

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A Southern Saint Patrick’s Day Remembrance

| March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

You don’t have to be Irish to wear the green on Saint Patrick’s Day!   He was nicknamed “Stonewall Jackson of the West” during America’s War Between the States.   Monday March 17, 2013 is Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s also the 186th birthday of one of Ireland’s sons Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.   A statue […]

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