Our fourth annual symposium will return this year which is free and open to the public. The symposium will be held at the Holiday Inn Express~Lexington.
A variety of speakers will speak on the historical importance and character of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson as well as their ongoing significance and will tackle the controversial aspects of their legacies.
Click on the speakers tab for more information on the speakers and topics.
1:00 pm ~ 5:00pm Speakers
10:30 am - Wreath Laying and Military Salute in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery at the gravesite of General Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson. Come witness a solemn military ceremony at Jackson Circle in front of the grave and life-size statue of the General.
(Those who wish to lay wreaths should arrive at least 15 minutes early and give notification of presenters name and unit)
11:15 am - Lee-Jackson Day Parade through downtown Lexington from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (Visitors are welcomed to join in the procession or watch)
Noon - Memorial Service ~ Lexington Presbyterian Church
Lexington Presbyterian Church was attended by Gen. Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson while he lived in Lexington and taught at the Virginia Military Institute. It is the site of his "Colored Sunday School." Jackson believed that everyone should know how to read the scriptures and so he instructed free and enslaved blacks how to read and write despite once being threatened with prosecution for doing so.
The views expressed during this service are those of the event sponsors and not of Lexington Presbyterian Church.(Please read the rules tab concerning seating, weapons, and photography)
Following the memorial services, a luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn Express (Gallery Room) at approximately 1:30pm. We will be treated to music provided by the 2nd VA Cavalry String Band. Following the meal visitors can enjoy dancing and music at approximately 2:45 pm). A dance caller will guide participants through period dances. Come visit with old friends and make new acquaintances.
Buffett Menu: Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Meatloaf, Green Beans, Mac&Cheese, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Broccoli & Cheese sauce, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Brocolli & Cauliflower salad, Assorted Deserts, Bread, Coffee/Tea/Lemonade.
Reservations must be received by January 13th.
(We maintain a waiting/cancellation list after the deadline, so please feel free to check on availability)
TICKET/ADMISSION FEE REQUIRED ~ NO WALK-INS FOR MEAL. Dance tickets will be available at the door. (see below)
LUNCHEON & DANCE TICKET PRICE: $25 per person (advance payment or reservations required)
GALA / DANCE ONLY PRICE: $10 per person (advance or at the door)
Send check or money order to:
Lee-Jackson Day - PO Box 466 Lexington, VA 24450
Any net proceeds will benefit The Stonewall Brigade - Lee Fund.