It is a sad day in Stephenville. 

The Sons of Confederate Veterans were refused by Veterans Day parade officials entry into Saturday’s parade. 

The entry was sent in over a month ago, but when the SCV arrived bright and early with two trailers, a cannon displaying a Vietnam soldier with a United States flag, a trailer displaying Confederate flags, ladies dressed in Civil War dress and men in Confederate uniforms, the SCV was told to remove the Confederate flags or leave.

The SCV and UDC left. 

Since 1958 the law states Confederate soldiers are veterans.

Sheran Weible,

Stephenville