Rowan Rifles Camp # 405
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The "Charge" adopted for use by the NC SCV Division and which we follow:

" To You, Sons of Confederate Veterans, We will commit the 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 which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him
glorious and which we also cherish. Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life
worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of
soul? Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
BUT in ourselves are triumph and defeat..."

Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee ---excerpts of a speech, 1906, New Orleans
                         SCV’s New Recruiting Program

The text reads, “It’s been very politically correct the past few years to classify as traitors, or
even worse, terrorists the citizen-soldiers of the South who resisted an illegal invasion of
their homes during the War Between the States.  We see it differently.  Outmanned, out-
gunned, and out-supplied – but never out-fought – Confederate soldiers wrote a proud
chapter in this country’s history for independence, toughness, bravery, patriotism and honor.  
If you want Confederate symbols to remain a part of our cultural history, and you’re the male
descendant of a Confederate soldier, we invite you to join us.  The SCV is a non-political
heritage organization, not affiliated with any other group, dedicated to the preservation of the
reputation of men like Robert E. Lee,
Copyright © 2013 Rowan Rifles # 405 Sons of Confederate Veterans. All rights reserved.
Modified  12/8/2013
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