The Sesquicentennial of the War for Southern Independence commemorates the passing of 150 years since our ancestors gallantly defended their homeland against an invading army from the North. While academics can argue and debate about the causes and the reasons and the details of history, one thing that all can agree on is the courage and the heroism and the honor of the Southern leadership. The Military Order of The Stars and Bars will play a major role in making sure that the courage and heroism and honor of our ancestors is not lost in the commemorations.