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
6:00 - 8:00 pm Welcoming reception at the Holiday Inn Express ~Gallery Room
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 in Lee Chapel
Lee Chapel was built under the direction of Robert E. Lee while he was president of Washington College. The Chapel houses an addition that was designated as the Robert E. Lee Memorial. The memorial houses the recumbent statue of Lee by Edward Valentine and the Lee family crypt. Talk by SCV Chief-of-Heritage Operations Ben Jones, former US Congressman and actor from the 'Dukes of Hazard' series.
(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). 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 (see below)
We will not be having a formal ball at this year's event as we are planning for one in September as part of our Thunder in the Valley reenactment events, but we have decided to hold a less formal period dance at the Holiday Inn Express. Featuring music by the 2nd VA Cavalry String Band. A dance caller will be provided as well as a changing room. We will still have all the fun, but on a smaller scale and price. Dance begins at 6:30 pm till 9:30 pm
LUNCHEON TICKET PRICE: $20 per person (advance payment required and reservations must be received by January 13th) To be placed on a waiting list after the deadline please call or email (below)
DANCE TICKET PRICE: $10 per person (advance payment that is received by January 13th) or $15 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.