OUR CHARGE... OUR DUTY!
you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the
Cause for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of
the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history,
the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles he
loved and which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember,
it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented
to future generations!"
Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee