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Archives 2009
 

Louisiana Cultural items donated to U.S. Army in Germany

In April 2009, the Louisiana Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans received a request for assistance from Colonel Arthur Tulak, U.S. Army, for help with a Louisiana cultural display in Germany.  This display is to be part of festivities held prior to U.S. troops in Germany deploying to combat operations in Afghanistan.  Many Louisiana cultural items and mementos were collected at the Louisiana Division Convention on May 2, 2009 to be sent to Germany in time for the June 10, 2009 Farewell Day celebration.  Since we are a very highly patriotic organization, the Henry Watkins Allen Camp donated many Louisiana specific items to be sent to these U.S. Troops deployed overseas.  Among the items sent were several pounds of Community Coffee, Louisiana State University souvenirs, Boudreaux's Butt Paste, several tourism brochures, Louisiana postcards, Tony Cachere's seasoning, and several cases of hot sauce from Landry's Pepper Company featuring a custom "Johnny Reb Hot Sauce" label.

                                   

Confederate Memorial Day in Louisiana

Confederate Memorial Day in Louisiana is observed on June 3, Jefferson Davis' Birthday, each year.  Several of the SCV camps in the state have memorial services on various dates throughout the month in observance of Confederate Memorial Day.  During the week leading up to the June 3 , 2009, observance, members of the Henry Watkins Allen Camp placed Confederate flags on the graves of Confederate veterans in several cemeteries in Pointe Coupee Parish.  These included over 40 flags at the Chenal Cemetery, in Chenal, LA, as well as flags at the Cottonwood Cemetery near Lottie, LA, the Bordelon Family Cemetery in Legonier, LA, the St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery in Morganza, LA, and the St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, also in Morganza.

                     

Sons of Confederate Veterans Logo NASCAR racer

The Sons of Confederate Veterans had sponsored race legend James Hylton in his famous number 48 car in the Carolina 200 at Rockingham, North Carolina on April the 19, 2009.  The race aired live on the cable channel SPEED at 12 noon (Central Standard Time) on Sunday, April 19, 2009.  Due to a breach of contract, concerning display of the Confederate Battle flag in the SCV logo, on the part of the racing association, the SCV cancelled it's sponsorship for the race and it's fees were refunded.