A little over two years ago, I started a list of our Southern heritage we had already lost. If there is a sleeping giant out there somewhere, we’ve got to wake him up very soon. The attacks continue to come at us and our heritage. We are losing battle after battle and the few who are actively in the fight are being overrun! We MUST sound the alarm and hope for an awakening.
While the South Slept………..Our 45 year old Georgia state flag was changed, dishonoring the Confederate soldiers it was designed to honor.
While the South Slept………..The battle flag was removed from South Carolina’s state house under threat of boycott, and placed at a Confederate Soldier’s monument. The boycott continues as the NAACP says they are still offended.
While the South Slept………..Confederate flags have been removed and banned from display at many Confederate soldier gravesites.
While the South Slept………..The Southern song and tune "Dixie" has fallen silent, and has been banned from our schools and colleges.
While the South Slept………..The Confederate battle-flag has been taken out of the hands of Ole Miss Rebel football fans because the football coach said it hurt his recruiting efforts.
While the South Slept………..T-shirts honoring Southern heroes that include the banner under which they fought has been banned from many schools throughout the South.
While the South Slept………..Employees of some large corporations have been told that vehicles with bumper stickers displaying the battle-flag were not allowed in the company parking lot.
While the South Slept………..BellSouth has banned any likeness of the Confederate battle-flag from business ads in their yellow pages.
While the South Slept………..The "Confederate Naval Museum" in Columbus was renamed the "Civil War Naval Museum".
While the South Slept………..The Confederate Rose was renamed to the Cherokee Rose.
While the South Slept………..Under pressure from corporate sponsors the "Confederate Air Force" was renamed. It is now the "Memorial Air Force".
While the South Slept………..The University of Georgia’s "Dixie Redcoat Band" no longer plays "Dixie" and they are no longer called the "Dixie Redcoat Band".
While the South Slept………..Former Texas Governor George W. Bush appeased the NAACP by removing a Confederate plaque from the Texas Supreme Court building which had been built from funds set aside for Texas Confederate Veterans. The plaque was placed there in the early 1900’s to honor the Confederate soldiers who died defending Texas.
While the South Slept…………The names of schools, streets, bridges, and other buildings bearing the names of Confederate and Revolutionary War heroes are being renamed because the NAACP says you should be offended.
While the South Slept…………The word Dixie has been removed from the "Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference". This is an eight member conference of colleges in the North Carolina, Virginia area.
While the South Slept…………Dixie Outfitters booths have been kicked out of malls in Georgia and Alabama because they sell (non- offensive) Confederate themed t-shirts.
While the South Slept…………Ashley Walls, a student at East- Highland Middle School in Sylacauga, Alabama, was told to remove a small necklace on which she had a small Confederate flag. Principal Nathan Brown says the school forbids all "rebel" insignia as well as all clothing or objects containing references to "Dixie."
While the South Slept………..The Town Council of Exmouth, England, scuttles plans for a ceremony to honor Gen. Collett Leventhorpe, an English General who fought in the Confederate army. This was done because the observance might be seen to have "racist undertones."
While the South Slept…………The Second National Flag of the Confederacy was removed from the display of flags at the Riverwalk in Augusta because the NAACP asked that it be removed.
While the South Slept…………A young highschool senior in Tennesee was forbidden from entering her highschool prom because she had designed her beautiful prom dress to the likness of a Confederate flag.
While the South Slept…………Coca Cola now refers to it’s founder, Dr. John Pemberton, as being a "Civil War Veteran" instead of calling him a "Confederate Veteran".