Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
A native of Georgia, Calvin Johnson, Chairman of the National and Georgia Division,
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The Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train- May 23, 2015
Why is the proud history of the South being attacked?
Did you read about students at a Texas University who want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the campus?
Confederate Memorial Day in the South- Apr 22, 2015
Tennessee Senator Edward Ward Carmack said it best in 1903:
The Great Locomotive Chase in Georgia- Apr 11, 2015
The Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States concludes this year but Confederate Heritage events will continue in Dixie for many years to come.
Old Times are not forgotten in the South- Apr 1, 2015
Some folks call the Confederate flag and United States flag racist. Sir Winston Churchill said it best when he said:
Remembering Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero- Jan 17, 2015
Sir Winston Churchill called General Robert E. Lee, “one of the noblest Americans who ever lived.”
Please let me call to your attention that Monday, January 19, 2015, is the 208th birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many Southerners. Why is this man so honored in the South and respected in the North? Lee was even respected by the soldiers of Union blue who fought against him during the War Between the States.
Sixty-Eighth Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’- Nov 12, 2014
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month tribute to Moses Ezekiel- Oct 12, 2014
Hello America and the World!
The movie ‘Field of Lost Shoes’ was released on Sept. 26.
Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style?’- Sep 26, 2014
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 Cyclorama, Battle of Atlanta and Gone with the Wind- Aug 25, 2014
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 honor.
Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian- Jul 16, 2014
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:
Remembering Jefferson Davis: A True American Hero- Jun 3, 2014
“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.
Two Memorial Day Wreathes at Arlington- May 23, 2014
Monday May 26th is Memorial Day!
May 2014 also marks the Sesquicentennial “150th Anniversary” of the first military burials conducted at Arlington National Cemetery.
Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories- Apr 22, 2014
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.”
Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month- Apr 7, 2014
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.
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A Southern Saint Patrick’s Day Remembrance- Mar 15, 2014
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, 2014 is Saint Patrick’s Day and it’s also the 186th birthday of one of Ireland’s sons Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.
A statue of Cleburne was unveiled in the year of our Lord 2009 at Confederate Park in Ringgold, Georgia and a life-size bronze statue of General Patrick R. Cleburne was unveiled in 2012 at the Helena Museum of Phillips County, Arkansas. The Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate cemetery in Jonesboro, Georgia is also named for him.