On July 8, Washington & Lee's president Kenneth Ruscio announced some disturbing changes at Lee Chapel. He ordered the flags surrounding Lee's Memorial removed to placate those who despise Lee's legacy. He also issued some confusing and unclear directives concerning access and use of Lee Chapel for Lee-Jackson Day. This sad chapter in our history means that change is likely to occur concerning Lee-Jackson Day. We will continue to update this page as these issues are sorted out.
In addition to Lee-Jackson Day, The Stonewall Brigade SCV is pleased to be an organizing sponsor of a premiere Sesquicentennial Event. Please visit the links below for more information and also check out www.visitstonewall.com
Thunder in the Valley
McCausland’s Resistance and Hunter’s 1864 Virginia Raid
Sept. 11–14, 2014 | Va Horse Center | Lexington, VA
Witness the 150th anniversary events of the 1864 Union Raid and Confederate Resistance through Virginia. Activities include cavalry ride, reenactment, dance and conference.Click on the links below for more details:
January 16-17 2015
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I felt there were great principles to be maintained, a holy cause to be defended, and determined upon my course - R.E.Lee April 8, 1865
Lee-Jackson Day is a celebration of the lives of two great heroes and most noteworthy citizens of Lexington, Virginia. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson were both born near this date which became a longstanding state holiday across the South. While neither man was born here, both spent the final years of their lives as residents of Lexington. Stonewall Jackson arrived here prior to the War Between the States and became an integral part of the community as a church leader and professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Robert E. Lee arrived in Lexington following the war and rescued a destitute college that was later renamed Washington and Lee in his honor. Both men are buried here which makes the town a fitting venue to commemorate their lives. We welcome you to join us as we honor not only their military genius, but their personal lives, faith, and character. We also encourage you to walk the streets and explore the town upon which both men left their permanent mark and legacy.