On April 29th and 30th, Landmark Baptist Church and Free Florida First will jointly mark Confederate Memorial Day 2017.
We will be honoring those who so valiantly fought for our rights and liberties against the Amerikan Empire in the middle of the 19th century.
You can find an online invitation and details here:
According to Florida Statutes, Confederate Memorial Day is a recognized legal holiday.
In 1900 a red St. Andrew’s cross was added to our State Flag as a remembrance of our Confederate ancestors and defenders.
The Confederate soldier is most worthy of remembrance and recognition. Those soldiers fought in defense of their homes, their families, their way of life, and their state. In spite of the prevalent lie that modern day storm troopers of the Amerikan empire are fighting for our freedom, the truth is that the Confederate soldier was the last veteran to fight in defense of our God-given rights.
You will find a large display of historical flags at our observance. You’ll see the Betsy Ross flag (designed by the Southerner, George Washington). You’ll see the 15 striped “Star-spangled Banner” of which Southerner Francis Scott Key wrote his memorable poem. Ironically, the tyrant Ape Lincoln imprisoned two of Key’s grandsons within the walls of Fort McHenry when they spoke out against his unconstitutional and immoral invasion of the South.
You’ll see the Florida secession flag of Colonel William Chase, who removed the multiple stars of the failed union from the blue field of the US flag and replaced them with the single-star of a Sovereign and Independent Florida.
What you will NOT see are modern US flags. We do not honor the flag of the invaders of our country, not on this day – not on any other day.
Quite simply: “Ain’t my flag; Ain’t my country.”
From time to time, some folks like to remind us that the war is over and that we should simply forget and move on. We have no intention of doing so. We happen to agree with Pastor R. L. Dabney, who served as Chief of Staff for Lt. General T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson:
“What, forgive those people who invaded our country, burned our cities, destroyed our homes, slain our young men, and spread desolation and ruin over our land? No, I do not forgive them.”
Furthermore, it’s not over yet -- not by a long shot. It’s not over as long as there are any of us who not only remember, but have committed to pick up the banner and the cause of our fathers and to continue their struggle for independence and self-determination.
We pray along with our great chieftain, Robert E. Lee that God may be pleased to “give us a name and a place among the nations of the earth.”
If you are so inclined, come out and mark this day with us.