Brave men who honorably served their country (1861-1865 Confederate States of America), one quarter of whom died in service repelling an unconstitutional, anti-Christian, greed inspired, yankee invasion. It is instructive to remember that defeat is not dishonor and that might does not make right. It is understood that Confederates were the last soldiers to fight in defense of the principles of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. In that regard, the Congress of the United States on May 23, 1958 conferred U.S. Veteran status on all Confederate Veterans in Public Law 85-425. Thus, when local governments, parade organizers, cemetery officials, or distraught abolitionists forbid Confederate Flags they not only disrespect American history (see: Civil War), they disrespect the United States Congress and Public Law 85-425 and Article I of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, and common sense. The Reverend B. T. Lacy, who was tasked by Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson to establish a Chaplain’s Corps within the Confederate Army, stated in his letter to ministers throughout the South (March 24, 1863), “This may be the last struggle for constitutional liberty which will be made on this continent.” We should all give honor and thanks to the bravery and courage of the Confederate Veteran for his sacrificial efforts to halt the tyranny that we presently experience.