Lee-Jackson Day 2016

January 20, 2016

Once again this year members of the Fincastle Chapter participated in Lee-Jackson Day observances in Richmond and in Lexington. In Richmond, members attended the Virginia Division’s ceremony held in the old House of Delegates Chamber in the State Capitol. A wreath was presented at the Lee statue, where General Lee took command of the southern forces.  Guest James Haymes, Chief Confederate White House Guide, spoke on the lives and service of Generals Lee and Jackson. In Lexington, members attended the Lee-Jackson Day memorial observance and parade and presented a wreath at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

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Sampling of wreaths presented at the Richmond ceremony. Wreaths were presented by UDC chapters, Sons of Confederate Veteran camps, and Children of the Confederacy.

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Lynn Reed (l), President, Hamilton Wade Chapter, and Debra McClane (r), Fincastle Chapter, with memorial wreaths in front of Lee statue.