Remembering Those Who
Fought for Southern Independence
On April 24th and
25th, Landmark Baptist Church and Free Florida First will jointly
mark Confederate Memorial Day 2021.
You will find an online invitation and details of our events here:
According to Florida Statutes, Confederate
Memorial Day is a recognized legal holiday.
In today’s political climate, it’s not surprising that attempts are made
virtually every year to eliminate the Confederate Memorial Day holiday, but
fortunately it has been avoided yet another year. But regardless of what
carpetbagger and scalawag politicians may do, our celebration will continue on,
by the Grace of God.
In 1900 a red St. Andrew’s cross was added to
our Florida’s State Flag as a remembrance of our Confederate ancestors and
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 the 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.
That amerikan empire is no less tyrannical today. So, more than a
mere remembrance, we have dedicated ourselves to taking up the banners and the
Cause of our Confederate forebears. We seek a truly Free, Independent, Godly,
Prosperous, and Traditionally Southern Florida.
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. Mr. Key’s words ring hollow today.
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
What you will NOT see
are any modern US flags. We DO NOT honor the flag of the invaders of our
country, not on this day – not on any other day. Nor will we ever pledge
allegiance to the tyrannical union by reciting a “Pledge of Allegiance” written
by a South hating, socialist yankee.
Above is a replica of the Battle Flag of Florida’s Marion Light
Artillery, in which my G-G-Grandpa, Sergeant John Cauthen Strickland, served.
As the banner declares, he fought for “God and Our Rights” as free men. By the
Grace of God, we hope to continue that struggle against the increasingly evil and
perverse amerikan empire.
Quite simply, when it comes to the striped rag
of the amerikan empire: “Ain’t my flag; Ain’t my country.” It has not been so
since 1861. It appears to me that the time is approaching when true Southerners
will be called upon to fight against that banner once again.
In the words of Major Innes Randolph, C.S.A. (taken from his poem,
“I’m a Good Ole’ Rebel”): “I hates the yankee nation and everything they do . .
. I hates their striped banner, and . . . I'm glad I fit against it, I
only wish we'd won, and I don't want no pardon for anything I done.”
From time to time, some folks will admonish 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 remember. It is not over as long as
there are any of us still committed to picking up the banner and the Cause of
our fathers and to continuing their struggle for independence and
self-determination. That is why they hate our banners, our monuments, our
remembrances, and above everything else – why they hate us.
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 likewise inclined, come out and mark this day with us. On Saturday there
will be a special memorial service at our flag pole, followed by placing flags
on Confederate soldiers’ graves in a local cemetery.
Sunday there will be a
special Confederate Memorial Day church service, in which Pastor Wilson will
portray a Confederate Chaplain. Last year he presented a message from Pastor John Lafayette Girardeau.
We do not mark this day
simply because some of our ancestors served in the Confederate Armed Forces.
Many who will celebrate with us have no Confederate ancestors. We mark this day
because those who fought against the northern invasion were right in their
actions and pure in their motives.
We do not seek simply to
remember those who struggled against the yankee invaders, but as our
ancestors noted in the Declaration of Independence in the First War for
Independence, “we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our
sacred honor” in the struggle against Leviathan in the 21st Century.
Come out and encourage
yourself and others as you fellowship with like-minded Southern patriots.
More pictures from last
year’s events may be viewed here:
Online invitation and
details of our events here:
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