Tuesday, July 2, 2013
CONFEDERATE MARINES IN NEW ZEALAND
Folks this page, like our heritage reaches far and wide. Long time page member Gunny Evangelista runs a Confederate Marine young men’s camp in New Zealand.
The New Marine Confederacy of Rakaia is an organization based on the principles of the Confederate army and our gallant ancestors. Its foundation is set on flawless manners, and first class hospitality and its goal is to produce outstanding people who are geared to lead began April 12 2006.
Accurate history studies are a pre requisite of the marines. When we commenced we took a lot of flak locally, however seven years down the track and here we are. (I am not sure there are too many other communities where you can deliver a sermon on Stonewall Jackson in a church on Sunday or set a hall appropriately decorated with 22 flags for a community dance) We sir proudly I might add have dispelled the Yankee myth here and the Battle flag of Northern Virginia is as welcome here as our own ensign.
We keep our corps relatively small this is a very small town sir with only 2000 inhabitants. Recently we have created three fire teams of Filipinos. The organization has a combat training facility known as Manassas Field here in Rakaia and we regularly train with ex military personnel and on more rare occasions the New Zealand Defense Force. To date the organization has had many successes both on and off the field, and also delivers services to the community in many different forms. We have zero tolerance of illegal activity and having young people answering to peers of their own age sets the benchmark for high performance and seeing tasks through.