Members of the Fincastle Chapter attended the First District Conference held at the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren in Floyd. The setting was one of spring splendor and the ladies of Hamilton Wade 949 are to be commended for such a wonderful location, meal, and conference. Virginia Division President Ginger Stephens encouraged the attendees to participate in activities that fulfill the true objectives of the UDC (Historical, Educational, Benevolent, Memorial, and Patriotic) and to publicize the organization’s true intent. Members were also encouraged to attend the Division Convention, which will be held in Roanoke this year.

2018 Student Essays Due!

April 4, 2018

Student Essays for this year’s submission are due to be postmarked by April 16!

Click on “UDC Student Essay Contest” tab for topic and rules.

Both the Virginia Division and General UDC Scholarship Applications for the upcoming school year are now being accepted. Click “Scholarships” tab above for more information.

Members of the Fincastle Chapter attended Lee-Jackson ceremonies in Richmond and in Lexington.

The Richmond ceremony, held in the Old House of Delegates chamber in the Virginia State Capitol, included a presentation on Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire by Harry Sontag. Wreaths were presented by various UDC chapters, camps of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Children of the Confederacy.

Events in Lexington, hosted by the SCV, included a wreath laying at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, a parade down Main Street, and a symposium in the afternoon.

Merry Christmas

December 21, 2017

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year!


You might enjoy reading an old-time Christmas story, such as Mrs. Louise Clack’s General Lee and Santa Claus: Christmas Gifts to her Little Southern Friends, originally published in 1867