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Southern Heritage Alerts: February 2012


Mayor Wary Of Confederate Memorial

"I don't want to say glorify, but that's what they're doing is glorifying the Confederacy cause there are certain things in the Confederate reasoning that in my mind are not just distasteful, they're not right," Bhasker said.
Bhasker said he's asked the Socorro City Council to consider regulating the cemetery.

Story HERE

Mayor:Ravi Bhasker
Phone:(575) 835-0240
Address:111 School of Mines Road
P.O. Box K
Socorro, New Mexico 87801

City of Socorro N.M. City Council Members
Peter D. Romero
Phone: (575) 418-8262
Address:PO Box 633
Socorro, NM 87801

Michael Olguin Jr.
Phone:(505) 269-1072
Address:705 Liles Street
Socorro, NM 87801

Gordon Hicks
Phone:(575) 835-2973
Address:410 Memory Lane
Socorro, NM 87801

Toby S. Jaramillo
Phone:(575) 835-0350 or (575) 517-9680
Address:815 Calvin Street
Socorro, NM 87801

Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez
Phone:(575) 418-1564
Address:PO Box 1281
Socorro, NM 87801

Donald Monette
Phone:(575) 835-1550
Address:1101 Lawndale
Socorro, NM 87801

Ernest Pargas Jr.
Phone:(575) 838-1599
Address:1104 Judith
Socorro, NM 87801

Nick Fleming
Phone:(575) 835-2744
Address:1010 Cassity
Socorro, NM 87801


Confederate National Flag Stirs Emotions In Downtown Kinston

The flag is flying atop the CSS Neuse II, a replica of the ironclad battleship that was built in Kinston during the Civil War (sic.) The white flag has the stars and bars in the upper left corner. It's widely know as the "stainless banner."
Story HERE

More proof our banners will not even be safe in museums...PoP


Return the flags of the Confederacy

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts- Richmond, VA:
Return the flags of the Confederacy to the Confederate War Memorial Chapel


The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts forced the removal of the flags of the Confederacy from the Confederate War Memorial Chapel in Richmond Virginia. This not only is dishonoring the veterans who lived there and donated the land to the Commonwealth of Virginia but, it is in direct violation of the law regarding War Between the States monuments. Below is the statute:
“it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials.” (§ 15.2-1812)

The VMFA in direct violation of the law, not only removed the flag of the Confederacy but, placed a Union flag on a pole right in front of the chapel. This shows their distain for the law of Virginia and appears as if they are thumbing their noses at the law.