NEW ORDER Hosts Celebration in Honor of Rockwell Centennial in Bloomington, Illinois
MARCH 9 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Lincoln Rockwell. He was the founder of post-World War II American National Socialism, and the father of the contemporary White Nationalist movement. Commander Rockwell (as he is known) was born in Bloomington, a small city in central Illinois, in 1918.
On Saturday, March 10, the NEW ORDER held a day of activities there to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The day began with a vigil at the site of the Commander’s birth. The National Socialists held a huge streamer reading “Lincoln Rockwell Lives!” and displayed the Swastika banner. The comrades received both favorable and unfavorable response from passing motorists.
Towards the end of the event, a police officer in a patrol car stopped to talk with us. He was cordial and professional. There were no incidents, and the NEW ORDER activists departed in good order after a successful vigil.
That afternoon, discussions on various topics were held in a meeting room at a private location. A video tribute to Commander Rockwell was shown, as was the 1933 National Socialist film classic SA Mann Brandt, which recounted the National Socialist struggle in Berlin in the early 1930s.
That evening, a formal NS meeting was held. Gerald Griffin spoke on “The Transition of Lincoln Rockwell from Man to Symbol.” Chief of Staff Martin Kerr issued several awards on behalf of the World Union of National Socialists and the NEW ORDER, including:
• The Order of Adolf Hitler – Silver – to Matt Koehl for a lifetime of dedication to the Movement;
• The Order of Adolf Hitler – Silver – to Colin Jordan for a lifetime of dedication to the Movement;
• The Order of Adolf Hitler – Silver – to Savitri Devi for a lifetime of dedication to the Movement;
• The Order of Adolf Hitler – Bronze – to Matt Koehl for outstanding leadership and courage at a demonstration on October 21, 1967;
• The Order of Adolf Hitler – Bronze – to Matt Koehl for outstanding leadership and courage during an attack on a Marxist rally on August 20, 1972.
• The Movement Service Medal to Gerald Griffin for excellence in the production of Movement printed material and for administrative service from November 2014 through March 2018.
National Alliance Chairman Will Williams was the guest of honor at the meeting. Chairman Williams spoke briefly encouraging cooperation between the NEW ORDER and the NA, and he presented an original framed NSWPP poster from the 1970s.
The meeting concluded with a ceremony honoring those who have given their lives in the service of the Movement, and a singing of the National Socialist Battle Song.
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Source: New Order