Arizona Division News

National Museum Grand Opening

posted Jan 24, 2020, 9:43 PM by Arizona SCV

GHQ has officially announced the grand opening of the SCV museum at Elm Springs to be on 23 May 2020.  Important information regarding this all important event can be found on the SCV main website, Facebook page, and in the latest edition of "Commander's Comments" on the Make Dixie Great Again website.

2020 Holidays of Interest to Members

posted Jan 13, 2020, 3:52 PM by Arizona SCV

17-Jan Lee-Jackson Day Virginia State Holiday
19-Jan Robert E. Lee's Birthday Florida State Holiday
19-Jan Confederate Heroes' Day Texas State Holiday
20-Jan Robert E. Lee's Birthday Alabama State Holiday
Robert E. Lee's Birthday Mississippi State Holiday
26-Apr Confederate Heroes' Day Florida Observance
27-Apr Confederate Memorial Day Alabama State Holiday
Confederate Memorial Day Mississippi State Holiday
Confederate Heroes' Day (Observed) Florida Observance
Confederate Memorial Day (Called "State Holiday") Georgia State Holiday
10-May Confederate Memorial Day North Carolina Observance

Confederate Memorial Day South Carolina State Holiday
11-May Confederate Memorial Day (Observed) South Carolina State Holiday
25-May Memorial Day National Federal Holiday
25-May Jefferson Davis' Birthday Mississippi Observance
1-Jun Jefferson Davis' Birthday Alabama State Holiday
3-Jun Jefferson Davis' Birthday Florida Observance
3-Jul Independence Day (Observed) National Federal Holiday
4-Jul Independence Day National Federal Holiday
13-Jul Nathan Bedford Forrest Day Tennessee Observance
27-Nov Robert E. Lee's Birthday (Called "State Holiday") Georgia State Holiday

Arizona Division Welcomes in the New Year

posted Jan 2, 2020, 9:59 AM by Arizona SCV

Happy New Year 2020!  Important upcoming events include the Lee-Jackson Day celebration on January 18th, hosted by Camp 1525, the Tucson Rodeo Parade on February 20th, hosted by Camp 1202, the Dragoon Springs Memorial on May 2nd, hosted by Camp 1710, and the Division Reunion on May 9th, hosted by Camp 2316.  This year's reunion will include division officer elections.  Don't miss any of these events! 

The Arizona Division Wishes You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas

posted Dec 15, 2019, 10:26 AM by Arizona SCV

   Merry Christmas!

    The Arizona Division
    Sons of Confederate Veterans

Camp 1708, Arizona Div. Mourn Loss of Member

posted Nov 20, 2019, 3:31 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 3:32 PM ]

James H. Skaggs (1933 - 2019) Camp 1708 and Arizona Division compatriot Jim Skaggs passed away November 15, 2019.  The Sons of the American Revolution published the following obituary:

"It is with great sadness that I share the obituary of immediate past AZ SAR President James Skaggs. He was a dedicated compatriot and a good friend to all. My condolences go out to his wife Donna and his family."

Mesa - James H. Skaggs, 86, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona on November 15th with his family at his side.  Jim was born in Dallas Texas on July 3, 1933 and eventually moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he graduated from Frankfurt High School. He then returned to the United States and graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in International Business. He married Donna Mae Hagens in 1956 and then joined the US Army the following year. Jim then spent six years with IBM as an Administrative Manager followed by 11 years at Harrah's and 7 years with Del Webb Corporation in various Human Resource Management positions. Jim served as National President for the Society for Human Resource Management and most recently served as State President for the Sons of the American Revolution.  Jim was passionate about traveling, sports, and volunteering. He was a lifelong learner that loved stopping at historical markers on road trips and reading historical books. He enjoyed spending his time with his church and served in the chaplaincy for the homeless.

Jim is preceded in death by his sister Jaclyn. He is survived by his wife Donna Mae, daughters Yvonne Angarola (Vince) and Jaclyn Fillerup (Jonathon), 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Service to be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 a.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church,2745 N. 32nd St.,Mesa, AZ. Luncheon to follow.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in honor of James Skaggs to The Sons of The American Revolution.

Camp 1708 25th Anniversary

posted Nov 19, 2019, 5:02 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 5:04 PM ]

Congratulations Camp 1708 on 25 years of service! Anniversary luncheon is December 14, 2019. RSVP by December 7. Details available via camp adjutants.   

Veterans Day 11 Nov 2019

posted Nov 7, 2019, 1:29 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 1:38 PM ]

The Arizona Division honors our veterans on Veterans Day and extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation for their service.  It is appropriate and proper to take time to remember all of our American veterans this weekend by attending parades, ceremonies, or other related activities, which perpetuate their place of honor in our communities and nation.

125th National Reunion - Summer 2020

posted Nov 4, 2019, 2:07 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 1:38 PM ]

Don't forget - the 125th National Reunion will be July 15-18, 2020, hosted by the Kirby-Smith Camp 1209 of the Florida Division, in St. Augustine, Florida!  Go to for more information and online registration options.

Make Dixie Great Again!

posted Nov 2, 2019, 5:10 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

Rebuilding public support for the same principles of liberty that America’s founding fathers believed in.  
Rebuilding respect for the people and veterans of the former Confederate States of America.  Continuing the spirit of postwar unity and national reconciliation with mutual respect and friendship that must continue.

It's not necessary to be a member or camp of the SCV to participate in the campaign.  Visit to learn more and donate.

Statement by Division Commander Johnson

posted Nov 2, 2019, 4:48 PM by Arizona SCV   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

The Arizona Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) fully supports the right of free speech for all, as provided in our Constitution and does not condone, support, and in fact condemns, racist and supremacist thinking.  The SCV continues to be a benevolent, patriotic, and historical group whose charge since 1896 is to protect the legacy and heritage of our ancestors - Confederate Veterans.  These men are considered American war veterans under U.S. law and are provided many of the same rights and honors as all other U.S. Veterans. 

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