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 though 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!