Sons of Confederate Veterans
Spartanburg, SC

May 9, 2012
The South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans submitted a request to Gov. Nikki Haley in both 2011 and again in 2012 requesting a Gubernatorial Proclamation stating May as “Confederate History Month” in honor and commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the War of 1861 – 1865; the purpose, to bring attention and raise awareness about this important period of South Carolina’s history.
Unfortunately Governor Haley rejected both requests. Therefore, the Sons of Confederate Veterans approached select members of the General Assembly, and are pleased to announce that on this date, May 9, 2012, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, both House and Senate, in separate Resolutions, voted to proclaim May, “Confederate History Month” in the State of South Carolina.
Senate Resolution – S 1513
Sponsors: Senators Verdin, Bright and Grooms
House Bill – 5242
House Sponsors: Limehouse, J.R. Smith and Sottile
Mark A. Simpson, Commander
South Carolina Division
Sons of Confederate Veterans