Everyone can do their part by just talking to others. Talk to your children and grandchildren. If you get the chance, speak at a school. If the discussion is kept to facts, the school should not object. Using only facts one can show the difference in the 'real' events and the textbook event. Talking about a personal ancestor and their story gives the war a new dimension for the students to think about. I've seen the interest pick up and they can ask some very interesting questions. As long as information is going person to person, and not just read in books, there is a greater chance of the students interest lasting.
The SCV is the best and probably only group who can keep the issues in the public eye. Not only does it let those who would have us go away know we won't, it let's those who are not sure who to see or where to go if they are interested in these heritage issues know there's a place to start getting involved. The UDC, as it stands now, is not going to stick its neck out. On my local level, they have to have a driver take them to a meeting and haul the O2 tank too. If the meeting times were changed so those of us who work could make them, I think things would pick up. I know we've talked about it before but I wish the two organizations could be combined or at least accept cross membership. Just by doing that the numbers could show there are more of us out there than many believe.
When I see those huge flags on the Interstate's I salute the person or people who thought of that idea. What a brilliant stroke of genius!