Pacific NW Division Confederate Memorial Day Services. May 30th. (Washington and Idaho)

May 30th is the day that the Pacific NW Division will be holding two Confederate Memorial Day services.

Jefferson Davis Park @ Ridgefield, Washington.

Service is being put on by Division Commander Ernst and Division Adjutant Sigmon. A park re-dedication service will be going on at the same time. SCV Camp 458 is the Host Camp.

Service starts at 2pm.

Contact Division Commander Ernst for more info


Pioneer Cemetery @ Fairfield, Idaho

Service will be put on by Division Lt. Commander and Division Sergeant-At-Arms Bland Ballard. Camp 2244 is the Host Camp.

Contact Division Sergeant-At-Arms Bland Ballard for info and directions


Jefferson Davis Park sign installed and new Flags are up!

We made big progress today, at Jefferson Davis Park! Historical preservationist Scott Geren graciously donated his time and skill, by welding out new sign in place at the park. Camp Lt. Commander Jay Willis, Camp Adjutant Karl Ernst and Division Commander Erik Ernst, all helped with the installation.

The Park now has two new Flags flying as well. On one Pole, a 6’x10′ 1st National and on the other, a 6’x10′ 3rd National. Our two flags of Liberty fly with honor over the two Jefferson Davis Park Markers. It is a wonderful tribute to President David.

We need volunteers to help maintain the Park on a regular basis. We will be doing fundraisers to raise money for Park projects. One of the fundraisers will be memorial Bricks. More to come soon.

Make sure to attend the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the Park on May 30th at 2pm.

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Battleflag under attack again.

This is an article that I found on yahoo news. Its very frustrating to see so much ignorant and intolerance towards our Flag of Liberty. Proceed with caution.

Erik Ernst


It’s that time of year when everyone’s Facebook feed is cluttered with prom photos — but there’s one image that’s standing out from the rest for all the wrong reasons.

The picture circulating on social media shows eight students from Chaparral High School in Parker, Colorado posing for their prom photo with a large Confederate flag. Two girls are holding guns, while several others use their fingers to mimic a gun.

One of the girls in the image, who has not been identified, has apologized.

It’s hard to say sorry when that’s the only thing that can come out of my mouth right now,” the student told Fox 31 Denver. “I feel like there should be a better word for it.”

The mother of one of the boys in the photo said she was shocked by the image, and told the station that it wasn’t her son’s idea.

When he got out there he was surprised that guns were brought out and the Confederate flag was brought out,” the parent, who was not identified, told the station.

She blamed other parents, who were encouraging the kids and taking the photos with the flag at the prom, which was held on Saturday in Denver.

“I think in their immaturity they kind of think it is a cowboy thing, but to have parents feed into it and support it is really upsetting to me,” she said.

The flag was never the official flag of the Confederacy during the Civil War, although its design was incorporated into several of the flags that were used. It was also used as a battle flag, and today is part of the state flag of Mississippi. But while supporters say it represents “southern pride,” others believe it is a symbol of racism, and variations of the flag are often used by white supremacy organizations.

“The image is pretty disturbing, especially if they have real assault rifles in their hands,” University of Colorado-Boulder ethnic studies professor Arturo Aldama told Fox 31 Denver. “Not to mention, the Confederate flag and its legacy of white supremacy, Klan violence and the Jim Crow South.”

Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, 2015. Portland, OR.

Col. Isaac W. Smith was properly honored today by SCV Camp 458, of Portland Oregon. This was the 150th Anniversary of the end of the War, and the start of Reconstruction.
Speakers included, Camp Commander Tom Vincent, Lt. Commander Jay Willis, Secretary/Chaplain Norm Ernst and Division Commander Erik Ernst. Six Confederate Reenactors from the NW Civil War Council, helped us out greatly by doing a 21 Gun Salute.
Twenty four people attended the Graveside service and twenty attended the dinner.
At the dinner, Commander Vincent and Chaplain Ernst, swore in our two newest Compatriots, Carl Thompson and Dennie Anderson. It was great meeting them and their families!
SCV Camp 458 has been growing rapidly in 2015, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Thank you to all who attended!
Join us on May 30th at Jefferson Davis Park, in Ridgefield Washington, for the SCV Pacific NW Division Confederate Memorial Day service. More to come soon!

Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division


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SCV Camp 458 Confederate Memorial Day Service, April 26th.


SCV Camp 458 will be having a Confederate Memorial Day Service on Sunday, April 26th at 2:30pm. The event will take place at Riverview Cemetery in SW Portland. This month marks the 150th Anniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression. There will be several people coming to speak and a Rifle Salute. After the graveside service, we will convoy to DeNicola’s Italian Restaurant in SE Portland, for Dinner and continued talks and presentations. There are at least two new members who will be sworn in at the Dinner.


Graveside Service:

Riverview Cemetery
319 SW Taylors Ferry Road
Portland, Oregon



Denicola’s Italian Restaurant
3520 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202

**We will be meeting next to Col Isaac W. Smith’s grave which is about 100 yards east of the main office. Just look for the Flags.**

2:30 pm Start:
-Invocation and Salute to the Confederate Flag
-A talk about the 150 anniversary of the end of the war.
-Presentation on Col. Isaac W Smith
-Rifle Salute

(Convoy to dinner)

4:00 pm Dinner:
-Swearing in of new members
-Members and Guests will be able to briefly mention one of their Confederate Ancestors and some of his history

It may be a bit wet on Sunday, so dress accordingly. I look forward to seeing you there!

Thank You,
Erik Ernst
SCV Pacific NW Division

p.s. If you have any questions or need directions, please email or call me at or (503)888-7773