Camp Patriotic Instructor
Kenny Bage is a local business owner, retired police officer, and a graduate of Saint Leo University. He is a member and leader in almost twenty historical, hereditary, and civic organizations to include Sons of the American Revolution, Colonial Heights Historical Society, and Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Purpose of the Camp Patriotic Instructor
The purpose of the office of Patriotic Instructor is to educate and provide Brothers and the general public with information that will help to foster patriotism among the membership and the populace in general. Camp Patriotic Instructor shall perform such duties as are prescribed by the Ritual of the Order or indicated by the official blank forms, or directed by the Commander. The activities of the
Camp Patriotic Instructor should include:
(a) Presenting at each Camp meeting information on such items as -
(1) Civil War military, civilian and other great American leaders,
(2) National and state holidays,
(3) The United States Flag,
(4) Duties of citizenship such as voting,
(5) Great Civil War battles and battles of other wars, and
(6) Great American artifacts and sites;
(b) Providing public displays and orations on patriotism as called upon;
(c) Providing awards of recognition to deserving individuals as deemed necessary or ordered by the Camp.
(d) Any member of a Camp may nominate for a Flag Certificate Award, a person, company or agency that proudly, conspicuously and properly flies or display the United Sates Flag. The Flag must be properly displayed as outlined in Public Laws 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, which contains rules for the handling and displaying of the United States Flag. The Flag Certificate Award should not be given to any commercial enterprise that obviously flies it for advertising purposes. Public Law 94- 344 as amended appears on the SUVCW website.