Saturday, December 30, 2006

Confederate Sons Mourn the Passing of President Ford

"Confederate Sons Mourn Ford Passing"

Columbia, TN., Dec. 30, 2006

The Sons of Confederate Veterans joins the nation in mourning the passing of President Gerald Ford.

Commander in Chief Christopher M. Sullivan, speaking on behalf of more
than 32,000 members said "Our deep condolence goes to the Ford family with sincere respect for the great service rendered throughout President Ford's long, remarkable career."

Commander Sullivan said "Perhaps our most memorable moment of sincere appreciation for President Ford, was when he signed the legislation restoring the citizenship of General Robert E. Lee long after the general's death."

At that signing, President Ford said, "General Lee's character has been an example to succeeding generations, making the restoration of his citizenship an event in which every American can take pride."

On January 19th, 2007, the nation will celebrate the 200th birthday of Robert E. Lee with proclamations and ceremonies scheduled throughout the nation.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans has continuously operated in local camps throughout the world and is now in its 110th year. Membership is open to all who are descended directly or collaterally from a Confederate Veteran.

For more information on the Sons of Confederate Veterans, visit

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