Restricted 27th Annual Confederate Flag Day at the North Carolina State Capitol

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Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Dec 3, 2011
Laurinburg NC
Once again, for the 27th consecutive year, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, the North Carolina Division of The Sons of Confederate Veterans will sponsor and celebrate Confederate Flag Day in the Tar Heel State at the historic 1840 State Capitol in Raleigh.

Initially established by gubernatorial proclamation in 1987 by Governor James G. Martin, Confederate Flag Day has been continually observed since 1988 at the State Capitol in same House of Representatives chamber where on May 20, 1861, North Carolina voted unanimously to leave the Federal union and associate with the Confederacy. Flag Day is one of three days each year when flags of the Confederacy fly from the top of the North Carolina State Capitol (Lee Day and Confederate Memorial Day being the other two). The event is open, free of charge, to the general public.

Over the years Confederate Flag Day has been celebrated by the N. C. Division with some noteworthy programs and fine speakers. Guests have included Dr. Clyde Wilson, North Carolina Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr., Dr. Paul Gottfried (Elizabethtown College), Dr. Sam Francis, Dr. Lee Congdon (James Madison University) and others. This year will be no exception: Dr. Donald Livingston, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Emory University, Georgia, and President of The Abbeville Institute, will highlight the program. The topic of his presentation will be: “Jeffersonian Americanism and the Confederacy.”