Georgia law states in O.C.G.A. § 1-4-20: “The month of April of each year is hereby designated as Confederate History and Heritage Month and shall be set aside to honor, observe, and celebrate the Confederate States of America, its history, those who served in its armed forces and government, and all those millions of its citizens of various races and ethnic groups and religions who contributed in sundry and myriad ways to the cause which they held so dear from its founding on February 4, 1861, in Montgomery, Alabama, until the Confederate ship CSS Shenandoah sailed into Liverpool Harbor and surrendered to British authorities on November 6, 1865.
Georgia Officially Recognizes April as Confederate History & Heritage Month
GEORGIA SET TO OFFICIALLY CELEBRATEAPRIL AS CONFEDERATE HISTORY & HERITAGE MONTH
(ATLANTA – March 31, 2016) The Georgia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is pleased to announce that April is officially designated as “Confederate History and Heritage Month” in Georgia in accordance with Georgia state law. Georgia is proud of her Confederate Heritage and all Georgians are encouraged to honour our Confederate heroes and to learn more about our Confederate history.
Officials and departments of state, county, and municipal governments, boards of education, elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and all citizens are encouraged to participate in programs, displays, and activities that commemorate and honor our shared history and cultural inheritance throughout each April during Confederate History and Heritage Month.”