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September is on us and cooler weather is coming, fall is a good time to ride for Florida guys as well as the nothern fellows.

No snow to dampin your ride and cool enough so your enigine will not over heat nor the bike. Next month it is Thanksgiving

of which I am blessed with all you fine Sons of Confederte Mechanized Cavalry readers, true brothers for the

 last 20 years, Damn I’m olde. God bless yall , ride safe and ride as if with Forrest.

I would like to thank all of our reporters from the Confederation for their contributions to the Cracker.

Rest in peace brothers, we know you are in a better place and one day we shall meet again.

Tom Meadows of 1st Battalion, Company A, Tennessee,  Carl Ford SCVMC1G #2496 Mississippi, Randy "Clutch" Holbrook #1596 NC

Ryan Preston of 1st Battalion, Company D, Alabama, Tony Barnes 1st Battalion, Company D, Alabama

  FLORIDA 

Reported by Calvin Hart

SCV National Reunion

 The Sons of Confederate Veterans held their 126th National Reunion in Metarie, Louisiana on July 21 – 24, 2021.

 Seven members of Kirby Smith Camp 1209 in Jacksonville travelled to the event. During the awards luncheon,

 Camp 1209 received the General William D. McCain Distinguished Camp Award for

“The Best Camp in the Sons of Confederate Veterans”.

  LOUISIANA

Reported by  Captain Brian "Vex" McClure

NORTH CAROLINA CAVALRY IN TIGER LAND

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry representing at the 2021 National SCV Reunion.

SCVMC Gen. Kevin Stone, LA SCVMC Capt. Brian "Vex" McClure & Past-Capt. Bobby White.

CV SPONSORS PILOTS FOR PATIENTS

The Louisiana SCV Mechanized Cavalry, Sabine Rifles Camp 2057 and Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp 1478 helped sponsor

the Pilots for Patients Golf Tournament. The mission of Pilots for Patients is to provide free air transportation to those patients

needing diagnosis and treatments at medical facilities. Many area businesses sponsored with donations and signs. The tournament

raised $31,000. The Louisiana Sons of Confederate Veterans is proud to be part of this worthy cause.

CARING FOR OUR ANCESTORS

LA SCVMC & Lt. Elijah H. Ward Camp 1971 members Ron Butler aka “Buckskin Billy” and John Wayne Deason cleaned

several gravestones of their ancestors around Eldorado, AR and North Central Louisiana. Remembering and caring for our

Confederate Veterans & ancestors is at the heart of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

 Every stone taken care of… every stone erected… is a memorial to their sacrifice, devotion & faith.

NEW TIGER TROOPER DEASON

Tiger Trooper John Wayne Deason was sworn into the Sons of Confederate Veterans Mechanized Cavalry by

Capt. Brian "Vex" McClure at the Sgt. James W. Nicholson Camp 1478 monthly camp meeting.

 Congratulation trooper! Deo Vindice!

2021 WATERMELON FESTIVAL PARADE - FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA

A fantastic time was had by all at the 2021 Louisiana Watermelon Festival in Farmerville, LA. The parade brought

together members of the SCV Louisiana Division, LA SCVMC, UDC, OCR and reenactors. Also attending were the Battle

Queens of Pleasant Hill. They were the centerpiece of the Sons of Confederate Veterans procession as they rode in

 support of our Southern Heritage & represented one of the biggest reenactments in Louisiana. Special guest Third Judicial

District Attorney John F. K. Belton stopped by to greet everyone just before the parade began. The SCV would like to thank

the citizens of Union Parish for their support & hospitality. A special thanks to the Lt. Elijah H. Ward Camp #1971

for sponsoring this great event. Deo Vindice!

TAYLOR PRESENTED NATIONAL MEDAL

Past LA Div Cmdr & SCVMC Tiger Trooper Thomas Taylor was presented the National SCV Distinguished Service

Medal by 1st Lt. LA Div Cmdr Brian "Vex" McClure. Thomas Taylor has always gone above and beyond during

 his membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans living the Charge & standing on the front lines.

Congratulations! Deo Vindice!

FIRST NATIONAL GIVEN HONOR

The Confederate First National Flag has been given a position of Honor in the ‘Freedom Circle’ at Zwolle, LA.

Local Confederate Veterans have been acknowledged along with other American Veterans. Our thanks and appreciation

 goes to the Zwolle VFW Post 5187. We also thank the Sabine Rifles 2057 & the LA SCVMC for

building strong relationships in their community and honoring all American Veterans. Deo Vindice!

NEW TIGER TROOPER GARVIN

The Reverend Keith Garvin was sworn in by LA SCVMC 1st Lt. Syl Martinez at the

Sabine Rifles Camp 2057 monthly meeting. Congratulations to Rev. Keith Garvin!

SHIFLETT PRESENTED MEDAL

Sabine Rifles Camp member & LA SCVMC 1st Plt Sgt. Dirk Shiflett was presented the National SCV Meritorious Service Medal

 by Sabine Rifles Camp Commander Syl Martinez at the monthly Sabine Rifles Camp 2057 Camp Meeting. Congratulations!

REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS

The SCV LA Division & LA SCVMC helped place the headstone of Tillman Taunton, 59th Alabama Infantry Regiment,

ancestor of James Holley of 1J Arkansas SCVMC. Members placing the gravestone were all Tiger Troopers including

2nd Lt. DIV CMDR Kevin Adkins, John Wayne Deason, Buckskin Billy of the Lt. Elijah Ward Camp & 1st Lt. LA DIV CMDR

 Brian McClure of the Sgt. James Nicholson Camp. This is at the heart of what we do as the Sons of Confederate Veterans..

. remembering our ancestors! Deo Vindice!

CARRYING OUT THE CHARGE OF THE SCV

Members of the Louisiana Division & LA SCVMC gave respects and cleaned the headstones of Lt. Col. William Walker

 as well as his wife & daughter’s. Col. Walker was killed in action at the Battle of Mansfield and was originally buried

there before being moved to Winn Parish. He was also the sheriff of Winn Parish before the War. The Sons of Confederate

Veterans Lt. Col. William Walker Camp No. 1738 is named after him. Louisiana Tiger Troopers who were present were Kris Hood,

Lane Capps and Robert Shumake.