The Stonewall Brigade Camp would like to invite visitors to Lexington on January 13 to help us honor the lasting impact that Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson had on the local African-American community. Friday is the official Lee-Jackson holiday, so bring your flags and join us is celebrating downtown. We will also have guided and self-guided walking tours of Lexington's historic sites.
A Guided walking tour will begin at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery at 1 pm.
If you have hate in your heart for your fellow man you may stay home, Thanks!
For more information on Black Confederate History in Lexington and a copy of our self-guided tour: Click Here
Our fifth annual symposium will return this year which is free and open to the public.
Click on the Speakers Tab for more information on the speakers and topics.
10:00 am ~ Noon~ First Session
Noon ~ 2 pm ~ Lunch Break
2pm~ 5pm ~ Second Session
(Each presentation will be approximately 40 minutes followed by a break)
The Howard Johnson is located at 2836 N. Lee Highway Lexington, VA 24450 (U.S. Route 11) just off Interstate 81 Exit 195.
We strongly encourage individuals who are in attendance for the weekend to avoid downtown Lexington from 10am ~ Noon. Although CARE claims to be a peaceful organization, we have been informed that affiliated CARE groups have engaged in nudity and lewd acts during parades in other areas and we strongly discourage any confrontation which would not be in the spirit of Lee or Jackson, nor Martin Luther King, Jr. who encouraged his followers during his lifetime to leave the Confederate flag and memorials alone to encourage peace, not division as CARE truly is promoting.
Prayer Vigil / Worship service 10 am
Howard Johnson Inn ~ Conference Room
2:00 pm - 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)
3:00 pm - Lee-Jackson Day Parade (Tenative - if the city denies a parade permit again, will will stage an appropriate response) through downtown Lexington from the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery (Visitors are welcomed to join in the procession or watch. All SCV, UDC, OCR, and reenactor groups are welcomed to participate. Any other groups must contact us to ensure participation as we reserve the right to deny participation to any group or individual)
PLEASE SEE THE RULES TAB REGARDING HORSES
4:00 pm - Memorial Service ~ HAMPTON INN ~ COL ALTO
Featuring Ms. Teresa Roane ~ former Archivist of The Musuem of the Confederacy speaking on R.E. Lee and Black Confederates.
The views expressed during this service are those of the event sponsors or speakers alone.
(Please read the rules tab concerning seating, weapons, and photography)
The Hampton Inn Col Alto is located at 401 E. Nelson Street Lexington, VA 24450